Online Ethics Center for Engineering and science
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  • The first of two brief videos based on interviews with leaders in climate adaptation, city management, engineering systems, public engagement, and other key fields, who gathered at the national meeting on “Climate Change and America’s Infrastructure: Engineering, Social, and Policy Challenges,” January 28-30, 2013.
  • This video highlights participant views about the wide range of expertise and public involvement that will be needed to respond adequately to the stresses on engineering systems from climate change. It is designed to enable educators and others to engage with engineers and the public about the numerous challenges, and to stimulate discussion about how to respond.
What is the OEC?

The Online Ethics Center (OEC) is a repository of resources on the ethics of science, engineering, and research that help engineers, scientists, scholars, educators, students, and interested citizens understand and address ethically significant topics and problems that arise in the practice and results of science and engineering.

A five-year improvement effort to update and expand site, with new features and content, began in 2014 with an award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). More information about the OEC can be found in the About section.

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  • S.NET abstract call for travel support and publication opportunities

    PostedTuesday, June 20, 2017 AT 3:41 PM

    The Society for the Studies of New and Emerging Technologies (S.NET) is happy to invite students, postdoctoral researchers, junior scholars, researchers who are members of communities that are underrepresented in STEM education and research, and independent scholars who have minimal funds to cover the costs to attend conferences, to submit abstracts for S.NET 2017.  The Society will likely be able to offer financial assistance to a small number of these applicants.

    This conference will convene from October 9-11, 2017, at Arizona State University (ASU) in Phoenix/Tempe, Arizona, United States (US). 

    Applicants should submit their abstracts for poster or paper presentations to mgbenne1@asu.edu no later than June 11, 2017, using the subject line “S.NET 2017 special submission.”

     

  • Ethics Assessment of Research and Innovation

    PostedTuesday, June 20, 2017 AT 3:37 PM

    The International Conference on Sustainable Development Goals: Actors and Implementation will be held on the 18th and 19th September 2017 in Barcelona.

    This conference aims to create a permanent and multidisciplinary knowledge network on the implementation of the sustainable development goals (SDGs), where all stakeholders will learn from each other: universities, governments, cities and public and social agencies.

    There will be a parallel session dedicated to RRI: “Responsible Research and Innovation: a new concept for a new society?”.

    The conference will feature more than 40 speakers from around 20 countries who will exchange knowledge, ideas, experiences and expectations relating to the challenges involved with the SDGs. Through a combination of keynote presentations by renowned experts, round tables and parallel sessions, the conference seeks to open a debate among the different stakeholders on solutions for a sustainable ...

  • Engineeirng, Social Justice and Peace Conference

    PostedTuesday, June 20, 2017 AT 3:35 PM

    Engineering, Social Justice and Peace Conference

    Jan 25th to 27th 2018 San Diego, US

    Valuing and honoring our commitments

     

    ESJP 13 at the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, USD

    The Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering at the University of San Diego is delighted to host the 13th annual Engineering, Social Justice and Peace (ESJP) conference January 25th-27th 2018. This conference celebrates the commitment that USD and the Shiley-Marcos School have made through their RED (Revolutionizing Engineering Departments) program to support the development of engineering students who are “changemakers” for social justice, economic development and sustainability on a global scale.

    ESJP

    ESJP was founded in 2004 by a group of academics who questioned the complex relationship that engineering has with social and environmental justice. In order to ensure that continuing and future practices were not explicitly or unwittingly supporting injustices but actively promoting ...

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The OEC seeks submissions of high-quality ethics education resources in science and engineering for inclusion in its collection. Interdisciplinary materials are particularly welcome, as are resources that promote active learning at the undergraduate or graduate level. Materials are also needed to assist faculty new to teaching in science and engineering ethics. For more information on resource submissions, see the Submit Materials page.

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