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About

The Law, Policy, and Engineering initiative, founded by Dean Hari Osofsky and Dean Justin Schwartz, is an interdisciplinary academic and research initiative between Penn State Law at University Park, the School of International Affairs, and the College of Engineering. The initiative will provide a transformative educational experience for students by actively integrating components of all three disciplines into the curriculum, preparing students for the competitive, interdisciplinary, global workplaces of the future. 

Goals

  • Develop innovative degrees, certificates, and courses through a comprehensive approach between the three disciplines of engineering, law, and policy. These academic offerings will prepare the next generation of leaders, bringing knowledge of law, policy, and engineering together to address complex issues, implement sustainable technical solutions, and work effectively within cross-disciplinary teams. 
  • Enhance and strengthen interdisciplinary research and scholarly collaborations in research areas at the intersection of law, policy, and engineering, enabling and facilitating convergence of disciplines to address the impact of emerging technologies and society's grand challenges. This will foster trans-disciplinary innovation and research and cross-disciplinary skill development, positioning Penn State as an international leader in this emerging field. 
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About

The Law, Policy, and Engineering (LPE) initiative is an interdisciplinary academic and research initiative between Penn State's College of Engineering, Penn State Law, and Penn State's School of International Affairs. The initiative will provide a transformative educational experience for students by actively integrating components of all three disciplines into the curriculum to prepare students for the competitive, interdisciplinary, global workplaces of the future. 

Law, Policy, and Engineering Initiative

The Pennsylvania State University

157 Hammond Building

University Park, PA 16802