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Sandra Allain

Director of Law, Policy and Engineering
Professor of Practice and Lecturer in Law


  • School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs
  • Law, Policy, and Engineering
  • School of International Affairs
  • Sustainability Institute



  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) Licensed Attorney, Universidad del Rosario, Colombia, 2000
  • MED, Master of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, 2014


Research Projects

Honors and Awards


Service to Penn State:

  • Committee Work, Member, Penn State University, Professional Track Faculty Promotion Review Committee, 2020 - 2022

Service to External Organizations:




The School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP) delivers effective engineering education and unrivaled research opportunities through active, collaborative, project-based, and professionally oriented classroom experiences. SEDTAPP offers a variety of programs that partner faculty, students, and industry in the study of real-life engineering problems. Our programs teach students to solve real-life problems with innovative solutions. 

School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs

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The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2952