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IT Night at the Spikes

The second IT Night at the Spikes was a huge success, with a total of 859 people (including 362 staff) registered for the August 8 Spikes game. Along with a great view of Mount Nittany and a Spikes win, those attending enjoyed a picnic buffet, great conversations, and a lot of laughs.

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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.

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Dancing like data scientists

Dance Like a Data Scientist
According to the National Center for Women in Information Technology, just 26% of computing and mathematical jobs are held by women. The College of Information Sciences and Technology, and a group of its current students, are working to increase those numbers. Earlier this month, several College of IST students developed and led a workshop designed to educate young women about the possibilities of a career in data sciences.