Study abroad in Turkey broadens IST student’s global perspective


Nicole Cardell, a student Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST), is looking to expand her knowledge about foreign cultures and deepen her understanding of how people in other parts of the world understand America. She will have that opportunity beginning on Jan. 23, when she leaves to study for a semester at Koc University in Istanbul, Turkey. Read more


Pragmatic EA makes $1.2 million donation to IST Center


Pragmatic EA, a company based in the United Kingdom that provides the Pragmatic EA Framework (PEAF), at no cost, to end-user organizations and government bodies all over the world, has donated PEAF materials valued at $1,181,250 to the Center for Enterprise Architecture (EA) at Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology. Read more


Ritter’s new book provides roadmap for research methodology


Newcomers to the scientific community are often not given practical training in research methodology, says Dr. Frank Ritter, professor of information sciences and technology (IST) at Penn State. Ritter’s new book, “Running Behavioral Studies with Human Participants: A Practical Guide,” is intended to provide a concrete roadmap for the implementation of experiments and controlled observation using human participants. Read more