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Penn State joins Public Interest Technology University Network 

Penn State has joined Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN), a Public Interest Technology project focused on fostering collaborations between colleges and universities committed to growing the public interest technology field and educating the next generation of civic-minded technology experts.

'Decoding Big Tech' webinar to offer conversations around policy and big tech

To initiate productive conversations centered around big tech and policy, the Penn State Law, Policy, and Engineering (LPE) initiative and the Penn State Science Policy Society student organization are hosting a webinar titled "Decoding Big Tech." This webinar will discuss improved data privacy laws, anti-trust enforcement with the big tech industry and increased broadband access in rural and underserved communities. Read more. 

Penn State Law, Policy, and Engineering hosts election security panel discussion

On Wednesday, Oct. 7, Penn State’s Law, Policy, and Engineering (LPE) initiative held Election Security in the 2020 Election, an academic panel discussion focused on addressing these election safety and security topics. Read more. 

Virtual speaker series in May to focus on impact of COVID-19

The Penn State Law, Policy and Engineering (LPE) initiative is hosting a virtual speaker series titled "Technology, Policy and Law during COVID-19" that will consist of six sessions throughout the month of May. Read more.

Aerospace expert to speak at Law, Policy, and Engineering Leadership Seminar

How does engineering inform domestic and international aviation policy and law? What flight procedures reduce the environmental impact of aviation?

Featured speaker John-Paul Clarke will address these questions and more Dec. 5 during his seminar titled “Aviation Policy, Law, and Engineering in the Context of the Policy-Law-Engineering Loop,” which takes place from noon to 1:15 p.m. in Classroom 350, Health and Human Development Building, on Penn State’s University Park campus. Read more.

Allain named inaugural LPE director

The College of Engineering, Penn State Law and the School of International Affairs have jointly hired Sandra Allain as the inaugural director of the Law, Policy, and Engineering (LPE) initiative. Under Allain's direction, the LPE initiative will advance innovative degree programs and research collaborations that bring together Penn State's expertise in engineering and law and policy to address societal challenges. Read more. 

Law, policy, and engineering experts convene to address biotechnology and biomedicine boon

Experts from across the United States gathered at Penn State on April 11 to address the next-generation devices for biotechnology and biomedicine. It was the second event hosted under the Law, Policy, and Engineering initiative. Jointly sponsored by the College of Engineering, Penn State Law, and the School of International Affairs, the initiative invites collaboration to address the profound challenges of humankind. Read more. 

National experts collaborate at Penn State to ensure election security

On December 3, dozens of experts from across the country met at the Penn Stater for the first Penn State Symposium on Election Security. The event was co-hosted by the College of Engineering, Penn State Law and the School of International Affairs, as well as the Penn State Institute for Networking and Security Research and the Institute for CyberScience. Read more. 

Four new faculty members join civil and environmental engineering

Penn State’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering added four new faculty members this academic year. Read more. 




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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