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LPE Events

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Past Events

April 8, 2021

Next Generation Nuclear Reactors - The Role of Nuclear Energy in Our Future Energy Systems

This seminar will discuss developments in energy policy and nuclear energy technology. John Kotek will explain how nuclear energy fits into the decarbonization plans of the United States. Utilities, provide an overview of the types and status of next-generation reactors, discuss ongoing efforts to demonstrate commercial-scale production of hydrogen and opportunities for nuclear as a source of industrial heat, explore the business and policy drivers that are raising interest in next-generation nuclear energy systems.

Location: online | Zoom link

Time: 4:00 p.m.

April 1, 2021

Next Generation Nuclear Reactors - Advanced Reactors: The Future is Now!

Advanced reactors are increasingly viewed as part of the future energy mix, and the level of interest in these new technologies is growing in the United States. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has been preparing to license these technologies through establishing a modern, risk-informed, technology-inclusive regulatory framework. The NRC is working closely with other federal agencies, engaging with the public and industry stakeholders, and collaborating with international organizations to build tools and expertise, address policy and technical questions, and transform the regulatory process to make the safe use of advanced reactor technologies possible. This talk will highlight NRC readiness and regulatory framework activities.

Location: online | Zoom link

Time: 4:00 p.m.


April 2, 2021

Decoding Big Tech 

Tackling issues in technology requires robust solutions that prioritize people’s interest. To initiate productive conversations, the Penn State Law, Policy, and Engineering initiative has collaborated with the Penn State Science Policy Society student organization to host Decoding Big Tech, a Law, Policy, and Engineering Colloquium.

Location: online | bit.ly/LPE-Big-Tech

Time: Noon

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November 13, 2020

Nonprofits, AI and the Greater Good

Join us for an evening of exploration as we engage an expert panel in a discussion of the current challenges facing nonprofits and how AI could be used to address those challenges. You will hear from subject matter experts who have a deep understanding of nonprofits as well as AI experts who will talk about how this technology might be applied to address those challenges. There will also be plenty of time for Q&A during this event.

Location: online | nittanyai.psu.edu/events/nonprofits-ai-and-the-greater-good

Time: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

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October 7, 2020

Election Security in the 2020 Election 

Speakers: Margaret Hu, associate dean for non-JD programs at Penn State Law at University Park and professor of law and international affairs; Andrea Matwyshyn, associate dean for innovation and technology and professor of law and engineering policy at Penn State Law at University Park and professor in the School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs; Patrick McDaniel, distinguished professor of computer science and engineering and William L. Weiss Chair in Information and Communications Technology; and John Gastil, distinguished professor in communications arts and sciences and political science and senior scholar at the McCourtney Institute for Democracy

Location: via Zoom | bit.ly/LPE-election-security

Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

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May 21, 2020

Technology, Policy and Law during COVID-19: Session 6

The Internet of Suspect Bodies: Technology, Privacy, and the Future of Surveillance

Speaker: Andrea Matwyshyn, Ph.D., J.D., Associate Dean for Innovation and Technology; Professor of Law and Engineering Policy, Penn State Law; Professor School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs, Penn State; Founding Director PSU PILOT Lab, Digital Studies Fellow Kluge Center Library of Congress

Location: via Zoom | psu.zoom.us/j/93086230698  Password: 376281

Time: 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.

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May 19, 2020

Technology, Policy and Law during COVID-19: Session 5

The Pandemic and Sports: Old Solutions, New Challenges

Speaker: Steve Ross, Lewis H. Vovakis Distinguished Faculty Scholar; Professor of Law; Director of Penn State Institute for Sports Law, Policy and Research, Penn State Law

Location: via Zoom | psu.zoom.us/j/93086230698  Password: 376281

Time: 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.

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May 14, 2020

Technology, Policy and Law during COVID-19: Session 4

SARS-CoV-2 and the Teletravel Imperative

Speaker: Martin Pietrucha, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE., F.ITE, Professor of Civil Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Faculty Research Associate, The Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute; Faculty Affiliate, The Rock Ethics Institute, Penn State

Location: via Zoom | psu.zoom.us/j/93086230698  Password: 376281

Time: 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.

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May 11, 2020

Technology, Policy and Law during COVID-19: Session 3

Immigration in the Time of COVID-19

Speaker: Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Esq., Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar and Clinical Professor of Law, Penn State Law; Founder and Director, Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic

Location: via Zoom | psu.zoom.us/j/93086230698  Password: 376281

Time: 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.

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May 7, 2020

Technology, Policy and Law during COVID-19: Session 2

Reflections on sustainable energy transition in the age of COVID-19

Speaker: Wei Peng, Ph.D., Assistant Professor School of International Affairs and Civil and Environmental Engineering, Penn State; Associate with the Belfer Center for Science and International affairs at the J.F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Fellow with the Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy in the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

Location: via Zoom | psu.zoom.us/j/93086230698  Password: 376281

Time: 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.

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May 5, 2020

Technology, Policy and Law during COVID-19: Session 1

Rapid Innovation and Agile Manufacturing in the Age of COVID‑19

Speakers: Tim Simpson, Ph.D., Paul Morrow Professor of Engineering Design and Manufacturing, Center for Innovative Manufacturing Processing-3D; Kevin Harter, Associate Dean for Medical Innovation, Penn State College of Medicine; Michael Brignati, Associate General Counsel, Penn State

Location: via Zoom | psu.zoom.us/j/93086230698  Password: 376281

Time: 1:00 – 1:30 p.m.

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March 2, 2020

All Hands on Deck! Multi-disciplinary Research to Solve Complex Energy Problems

Architectural Engineering Distinguished Series Speaker: Christopher Payne

Location: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

Time: 3:00 p.m.

In collaboration with the Law, Policy and Engineering (LPE) Initiative.


December 5, 2019

Aviation Policy, Law, and Engineering in the Context of the Policy-Law Engineering Loop

Speaker: John-Paul Clarke, vice president for strategic technologies at United Technologies Corporation

Location: 350 HHD Building

Time: 12:00 p.m.

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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. 

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The Pennsylvania State University

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University Park, PA 16802