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AIMI fellow focuses research on using generative AI in contest programming

Penn State Center for Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Industry (AIMI) fellow Jeremy Blum researches the use of generative artificial intelligence systems in contest programming. Blum, associate professor of computer science at Penn State Harrisburg, has worked in contest programming for 10-plus years and is now working with students to lowering barriers to increase participation by using ChatGPT and systems alike.
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Penn State Sustainable Labs Program concludes second year, expands on successes

The Sustainable Labs Program provides educational support and networking opportunities to labs across Penn State, helping them implement changes to become more energy and resource efficient. Actions taken by participating labs are estimated to result in over $155,000 in savings for the University and reduce about 490 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.
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PA State Data Center to host Data User Conference May 29 and 30

Data users from across the commonwealth are set to gather in State College at the Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center for the Pennsylvania State Data Center’s 2024 Data User Conference May 29 and 30. The annual conference serves as the state's most comprehensive forum for research and development in demographic data.
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American studies students receive Graduate School awards

Two doctoral students in Penn State Harrisburg’s American studies program have received 2024 graduate student awards, prestigious university-wide recognition given by the Graduate School. Maria Rovito won the 2023-24 Alumni Association Dissertation Award, while Timothy D. Smith received the Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award.