SARI (Scholarship and Research Integrity) Program for Engineering and Technology Students

In order to satisfy the Scholarship and Research Integrity (SARI) requirement for a Penn State master's degree, all graduate students in the artificial intelligence, data analytics, engineering management, information science, software engineering, and systems engineering programs are required to participate in five hours of discussion-based activities surrounding topics pertaining to the responsible conduct of research.

In the Penn State Great Valley Engineering and Technology SARI Module, topics pertaining to plagiarism, conflict of interest, research misconduct, and collaboration will be discussed via three case study-based forums. The discussions will take place asynchronously over a two-week period and the module is offered four times per year. Successful completion of the requirements in a single module will satisfy the SARI requirement for a Penn State degree.

Students must be actively enrolled in their first semester or later to be eligible to enroll in SARI. Students must complete the SARI requirement in order to be eligible to graduate.

We do not accept nor hold advance requests to enroll in SARI. When enrollment is open/available for one of the modules listed below, students who wish to enroll must email [email protected] and include the following information:

  • Name
  • 9-digit Penn State ID number
  • Degree Program
  • Penn State access ID (xyz123)

NOTE: SARI is offered in fall and spring semesters only; it is not available in summer.

SARI Modules 2024–2025
SARI Module Name Enrollment Window Opens Enrollment Window Closes Module Begins Module Ends
Engineering SARI Fall 1 2024 July 23, 2024 August 21, 2024 August 26, 2024 September 10, 2024
Engineering SARI Fall 2 2024 September 24, 2024 October 16, 2024 October 21, 2024 November 4, 2024
Engineering SARI Spring 1 2025 November 12, 2024 January 8, 2025 January 13, 2025  January 28, 2025
Engineering SARI Spring 2 2025 February 11, 2025 March 12, 2025 March 17, 2025 March 31, 2025

Questions? Contact [email protected].