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A message from Michael Kubit

Every journey begins with one step. At Penn State, we have taken that first step into a new era as we unveil the new Penn State Information Technology organization. This new direction is a transformative move that will eventually take us from 80 disparate IT units to one cohesive organization.

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As a senior in high school, Kat Shatinsky took on a research project intending to shine a light on the achievements of a handful of trailblazing women in computer science.

Among the names Shatinsky studied, one stood out. “Margaret Hamilton was my favorite,” she said. Her eyes light up when she remembers a particular story set against the backdrop of the dramatic Apollo II mission.

image of penn state mark on the wall of the data center

When Veronica Longenecker arrived at Penn State in 2015, the information technology director for the College of the Liberal Arts took time to evaluate the college’s IT infrastructure inside the Moore Building and found everything was up to par.

She wondered though, how long would that be the case?

Recent Penn State IT News

University-wide SIMBA project is on time and on budget

The project to launch Penn State’s new System for Integrated Management, Budgeting and Accounting, or SIMBA, is tracking on time and on budget in anticipation of a July 2020 launch, according to SIMBA project sponsors Mary Lou Ortiz, University budget officer, and Joseph Doncsecz, associate vice president for finance and corporate controller. Both presented an update today (July 18) to the Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital Planning at Penn State Brandywine.

IST researchers use mobile technology to enhance Arts Festival experience

Arts Fest
For the 11th consecutive year, researchers from Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology are assisting to enrich the community experience for Arts Festival attendees through technology. This year, the researchers hope to facilitate a connection between the festival and community that evokes emotion in festivalgoers through a mobile scavenger hunt game.