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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?

Anita (Ferraco) Woodman is an industrial engineer by trade. It is second nature for her to observe a process and start evaluating if it can be made more efficient.

Recent Penn State IT News

Inaugural Teaching and Learning with Technology Research Carnival on June 19

Research Carnival presented by Teaching and Learning with Technology
Come for the fun games and prizes; stay for the informative discussions with faculty who have engaged in teaching and learning research. The Teaching and Learning with Technology Research Carnival will be held from 9 a.m. to noon June 19, at The Dreamery, on the ground floor of the Shields Building on the University Park campus of Penn State.

Harrisburg leads open educational resources innovation in geology courses

Instructor points at 3D rock on student's computer
Open educational resources (OER) are transforming the landscape of higher education, allowing for more accessible and affordable learning. At Penn State Harrisburg, geology students are using digital rock kits and an open-access textbook in place of traditional rock packages and text, a change that has fueled student engagement.

Computer lab availability now trackable with campus maps

Computer lab availability
Already capable of displaying more than 15 layers of information at a time -- including building and classroom locations, parking options and construction areas -- is now tracking computer lab usage across University Park, a helpful feature that’s debuted in time for finals week when labs are busiest.