Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State University

IST Club Projects

Web Design

Webmaster: Daehee Park
Graphic designer: Joe Cimaszewski, Tyler Bartlett
Pure Spa: an external project by Daehee Park
Link: http://purespausa.com
Evaluation: PHP modules are used for content management. Plans to upgrade framework to Ruby on Rails with MySQL database support in near future.
PSU Hazleton Student Government Association
Link: http://clubs.psu.edu/hn/sga
PSU Hazleton Student Government Association Evaluation: The prior site has many colorful graphics, but the design is not up-to-date. The content depends heavily on the use of iframes, which is not an efficient interface. The photos are resized with HTML, rather than physically with a graphics editor; hence, the pixels are choppy. Also, the separate flash intro page is an unnecessary hindrance as well as the falling flakes of the PSU logo.
PSU Hazleton Allies
Link: http://clubs.psu.edu/hn/hazletonallies
Evaluation: The new design implements a PHP-based content management system with text files. By including content as separate modules, updating the content and design is a much simpler task.

Networking

The Gaming committee is planning Friday Night LAN parties, as well as a regional LionLAN, where gamers all over from Northeastern Pennsylvania will be invited to compete for various prizes.

PC Hardware

Eric Chen is heading the PC-Building project. The IST Club is building custom PC's for faculty and students.

Field Trips

The prospective field trip site for 2006-2007 is the Game Developers Conference in San Franciso in March 2007.

Fundraising

Please check the "Services" page.