3-D imaging is helping Penn State researchers better understand Apert Syndrome — in both mice and humans.
Training opportunities to help round out your SRDP
University Staff Review and Development Plans (SRDP) are coming up and IT Training has lots of great (and almost always free) training opportunities this month that are easy to attend and are a great way to help round out your professional development portfolio.
Meteorology student, Tom Bedard’s, “Weather-Ready University” preparedness project envisions a smartphone application that uses GPS that can tell students and other Penn State community members where to go, depending on the emergency.
Researchers use the Penn State real-time hurricane analysis and prediction system to analyze Hurricane Sandy forecast data.
A computer lab on campus is enabling anthropologists and archaeologists to use GIS technology to study data in new ways.
There are only three days left to secure Early Bird registration pricing for the 2014 Web Conference at Penn State. This year’s conference, “The Future Friendly Web,” is scheduled for Monday, June 9 and Tuesday, June 10, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel at University Park. A full day of workshops will follow and conclude the conference on Wednesday, June 11.
New math placement testing service launched
A new math placement testing service for Penn State’s New Student Orientation (NSO) process was recently launched at University Park. The service enables incoming freshman to take a final placement exam, remediate their score if needed, and suggests courses to take under the consultation of an academic adviser.
ITX: Aligning with Penn State’s mission
A group of IT units is working to establish shared service management processes and policies through a new University initiative called the IT Transformation Program (ITX). The program is rooted in industry best practices and is designed to improve customer service across Penn State IT.
Gartner resources for IT professionals
ITS Training Services is launching a Gartner for Technical Professionals pilot that will run through the end of June 2014, giving Penn State’s IT professionals access to a wide range of resources to help with every step of the IT strategy process, from development through implementation and execution. Gartner sets the industry standard for insight to a variety topics related to security and risk management, identity and privacy, data centers, wireless, data management, content management and application platforms. A kickoff webinar for Penn State IT professionals will take place on Monday, March 3.