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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.

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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.

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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.

Beginning this spring, and continuing through the end of 2018, all Penn State students, faculty and staff members will be part of a University-wide transition toward a unified, modern email and calendaring experience.

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Dan Steiner knows a thing or two about assessing terrain, gathering knowledge sources and weighing human interactions — all things required in the field of geospatial intelligence — on the fly.

Dan Steiner in his Army vehicle

When John Beale addresses Penn State undergraduates about using a smartphone, he knows they’re familiar with the device. He’s also certain many students have barely tapped the full functionality of the ubiquitous technology they have in their pockets.

Students in the VR group with VR glasses on