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Day: May 28, 2009

Airport Has Fiery Field Day

On Wednesday afternoon, the University Park Airport held its triennial emergency response exercise. The University actually owns the airport, so it was responsible for executing the exercise. (Also, here’s a fun fact: it’s the busiest airport in the United States to not have a traffic control tower. They do have one in the works though.) […]

10 Questions with Cole Camplese

I sat down recently with Cole Camplese, the Director of Education Technology Services at Penn State. Cole leads the group that is charged with fusing technology with education. Our meeting was downtown at the Rider Building in a room ETS calls the Cafe. ETS has been making a spectacular push for students and faculty to […]

Faculty & Students Skirt Tornadoes

“We’re intercepting the storms, not chasing them,” said Markowski. “Half the time we don’t even see the tornadoes (with our own eyes) because we’re looking at the radars.” Markowski, a Penn State scientist is part of a team of two faculty and seven students that are researching tornadoes this summer.  A grant from the National […]

Penn State IST Professor on BBC Radio

Last evening, Associate Professor of Information Sciences and Technology James Wang was interviewed on BBC Radio regarding his research project Acquine. Acquine is an online tool that rates photographs based on mathematical cues and provides the user with a rating out of 100. Professor Wang spoke about how his program goes about rating a photograph: […]

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