Lunar Lion commences rocket engine testing
The Penn State Lunar Lion team, seeking to land a spacecraft on the moon by 2015, recently completed the important step of successfully testing its rocket engines.
Twitter posts betray illness
Tweets reveal whether you have influenza, according to Penn State researchers who have created a system for making an accurate influenza diagnosis based on an individual's publicly available Twitter data.
Registration now open for ARIA workshops
Registration is now open for the upcoming “Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) Workshop” taking place on May 21-22. The ARIA Suite of applications defines a way to make web content and web applications more accessible to people with disabilities.
Tripwire donates cybersecurity analytics cloud service to Penn State
The College of Information Sciences and Technology has received a multi-million dollar donation of software from Tripwire, a security company, for use in the school's Center for Cyber Security, Information Privacy and Trust. The LIONS Center, as it's called, performs inter-disciplinary research in cybersecurity and privacy.
Undergraduate students gathered in the HUB on April 9 to display their research via posters and short video clips.
“Game Day” is a chance for members of the Penn State community to come together to learn more about what Educational Gaming is, how to best utilize it to improve student learning, and hear how it is being leveraged across Penn State for teaching and research.
Co-inventor of the i>clicker to visit Penn State
On May 7, Mats Selen, co-inventor of the i>clicker student response system will discuss how he and his physics colleagues at the University of Illinois have used clickers, just in time teaching, and flipping the classroom methodologies to transition the traditional lecture into interactive, engaging, and effective learning experiences for his students.
What the Internet looked like in 1996
Those who are 30 or older will remember a lot of the sites. Those 30 or younger, will look at most of the sites and wonder why anybody bothered.
Lion Surplus will be holding their fifth annual Electronic Recycling Event from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 9. Students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to drop off their used electronics at Lion Surplus on Services Road (University Park campus). This is a free service that will dispose of recyclables in an environmentally safe way.
Next installment of the 2014 "Security Series" is April 30
The next installment of the 2014 "Security Series" offered by Security Operations and Services and ITS Training Services will be held on Wednesday, April 30 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. This session, entitled "Unrestricted Secure Computing" will continue this year's theme involving Minimum Security Baseline, a ten category guideline intended to help IT staff take measures to protect institutional data.