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  • Union College Engineering and Liberal Education Symposium 2018

    PostedFriday, January 26, 2018 AT 4:48 PM

    Union College is proud to sponsor the Eleventh Symposium on Engineering and Liberal Education on Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2, 2018 in Schenectady, New York. Please SAVE THE DATES and look for more information at:

    A call for abstracts will go out in the first week of February. If you have a particular session that you would like to organize at this year's symposium, please contact Dr. Ashraf Ghaly, program committee chair. 

  • Call for Abstracts - Sixth Annual Conference on Governance of Emerging Technologies & Science: Law, Policy and Ethics

    PostedWednesday, January 10, 2018 AT 7:05 AM

    The Sixth Annual Conference on Governance of Emerging Technologies & Science (GETS): Law, Policy and Ethics
    May 16-18, 2018
    ASU Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, 111 E. Taylor St., Phoenix, AZ

    The conference will consist of plenary and session presentations and discussions on regulatory, governance, legal, policy, social and ethical aspects of emerging technologies, including (but not limited to) nanotechnology, synthetic biology, gene editing, biotechnology, genomics, personalized medicine, digital health, human enhancement technologies, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, data analytics, telecommunications, information technologies, surveillance technologies, technology & privacy, cybersecurity, geoengineering, neuroscience, military technologies, artificial intelligence, algorithms, autonomous cars, and robotics. The conference is premised on the belief that there is much to be learned and shared from and across the governance experience and proposals for these various ...

  • Joseph R. Herkert, North Carolina State University, shared an update
    PostedMonday, November 20, 2017 at 10:42 AM

    Call for Poster Presentations
    Workshop on Engaged Scholarship for Ethics
    and Responsible Innovation in STEM Fields


    March 14 – 15, 2018
    Genetic Engineering & Society Center
    James B. Hunt, Jr. Library
    North Carolina State University
    Raleigh, North Carolina


    Workshop Purpose:  To s

    hare methods, outcomes, and experiences with engaged scholarship for ethics and responsible innovation in STEM fields.

    Engaged Scholarship, by which the activities of academe meet the needs of external communities and vice versa (Van de Ven 2007).  It can be used in experiential learn

    ing that can serve as a bridge in linking students with real-world contexts for the issues and problems they are studying. Peterson (2009) describes


     its usefulness as “providi

    ng a well-rounded education for students, a widening of the university’s knowledge base, and an empowering investment in community change” and argues that there is a needed shift in higher education in this direction “in order to produce socially responsible students who are able to engage with the critical problems of our times.”

    Workshop Format The 1.5 day workshop will include keynote presentations, student and community panels, interactive breakout sessions, and poster presentations.

    Posters are welcome on ethics and responsible innovation courses, research projects and activities in STEM fields that incorporate engaged schol

    arship, such as:

    • collaborative, community-engaged research and learning involving STEM students;
    • teaching social science research skills such as focus-group facilitation to STEM students;
    • teaching civic-engagement theory and practice to STEM students.

    The workshop is free, but attendance is limited. Support of up to $500 is available to offset travel and lodging expenses for selected participants. 

    To Apply
    Submit a 500-750 abstract o

    f your poster presentation and an NSF-style 2-page biosketch via Google Form. If travel support is requested, please include estimated airfare.

    Deadline for receipt of Abstracts: December 8, 2017.
    Notification of Acceptance: December 22, 2017.

    For More Information:
    Visit the workshop website at or email project Co-PI Joe Herkert,

    Workshop supported by the National Science Foundation CCE STEM Program (Award No. 1540244) and the Genetic Engineering & Society Center, North Carolina State University.

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  • Rachelle HollanderSenior Advisor of the Center for Engineering Ethics and SocietyNational Academy of Engineering
    2018 Forum on Philosophy, Engineering and Technology:Call for Papers

    PostedMonday, October 30, 2017 AT 4:46 PM

    2018 Forum on Philosophy, Engineering and Technology, May 30-June 1 2018 at U Maryland, College Park

    Call for Papers – Deadline, January 14, 2018
    The 2018 Forum on Philosophy, Engineering and Technology (fPET) welcomes abstract submissions. The mission of fPET is to encourage reflection on engineering, engineers, and technology; and to build bridges between existing organizations of philosophers, engineers and scholars in related fields.

    There will be three fPET 2018 keynote speakers, including confirmed speaker William Wimsatt (University of Minnesota, author of Re-Engineering Philosophy)  

    To download the rest of the CFP, please click the below link:
    Download the fPET2018 Call for Papers
    500 word abstracts are invited for submission via EasyChair

    Learn more at
    Sign up to the fPET email list


  • Association for Practical and Professional Ethics Annual Conference

    PostedFriday, October 20, 2017 AT 9:58 AM

    The Association for Practical and Professional Ethics announces the 27th Annual APPE International Conference Thursday March 1 - Sunday March 4, 2018 at the Chicago Palmer House Hilton. The conference program features multiple tracks.

    APPE was founded in 1991 to encourage high-quality, interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching in practical and professional ethics. Members and conference participants enjoy connecting and networking with people in their own fields and related fields who share an interest in applied ethics. The Annual Conference helps Association members and nonmembers from all disciplines stay up-to-date on scholarship, pedagogy, and professional strategies in applied ethics.

    Click here for Submission Guidelines

    The submission deadline for all categories is October 27, 2017

    Programming and special events provide great opportunities for professional development. 

    For ...

  • Rachelle HollanderSenior Advisor of the Center for Engineering Ethics and SocietyNational Academy of Engineering
    Call for Vignettes: Ethics, Data, and International Research Collaboration

    PostedFriday, October 20, 2017 AT 9:22 AM

    The International Research Collaborations Working Group (I-Group) of the National Academies’ Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable (GUIRR) is hosting “Data Matters: Ethics, Data and International Research Collaboration in a Changing World”, to be held March 14-16, 2018 in Washington, DC. The I-Group is seeking input from the community in the form of case studies, research vignettes, or illustrative examples that will aid in identifying ethical issues in the collection, sharing, curation, access, and use of data in any of a variety of research and data collection contexts.
  • IEEE TechEthics Conference on AI - Oct 13, 2017

    PostedTuesday, September 19, 2017 AT 5:36 PM

    The National Academy of Engineering's Center for Engineering Ethics, and Society is collaborating with IEEE to hold the inaugural IEEE TechEthics Conference on October 13, 2017. The conference features luminaries in technology, philosophy, ethics, and policy development. This highly interactive event will feature keynotes by Rodney Brooks and Danielle Bassett, multimedia showings by Heather Knight, and panels on:

    • The Social, Personal and Ecnomic Impacts of AI
    • Planes, Trains and Automobiles…and Ships and More: How Autonomous Transportation Systems are Impacting Society
    • Will Neuroscience Research Lead to Conscious AI?
    • Influencing the Next Generation of Engineers via Ethics Education

    Be part of the conversation! Join us as we explore the ethical and societal implications of technology.

    Register Today at

  • ORI offers RCR Instructor Workshop

    PostedThursday, August 17, 2017 AT 2:25 PM

    RCR Instructional Workshop

    Do you teach the responsible conduct of research?

    If the answer is "Yes," there's a special workshop designed especially for you.

    The Office of Research Integrity and the University of California San Diego are co-sponsoring a two-day, train-the-trainer workshop on September 12-13, 2017, in San Diego, California.  The workshop will address the many facets of RCR instruction, including assessment, engaging students, educational resources, and teaching strategies.

    EARLY BIRD RATE:  $500

    AFTER AUGUST 10:  $600

    Register Now at

    La Jolla Shores Hotel   
    8110 Camino Del Oro
    San Diego, California 92037
    United States  
    (855) 923-8058


    Comments from past participants

    “I was prepared to be impressed, but I was seriously impressed.”

    “I have been running RCR programs in my own silo for ...

  • Engineering, 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 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 ...

  • Fifth Annual Integrated Network on Social Sustainability (INSS) Conference - June 6-7, 2017

    PostedMonday, May 1, 2017 AT 10:50 AM


    The 2017 conference theme is "Smart, Connected Communities." The keynote speaker is David Ludlow, Associate Professor, European Smart Cities at the University of the West of England.

    The conference will be held across the following sites and online

    • Charlotte, NC (host)
    • Atlanta, GA
    • Baltimore, MD
    • Lima, Peru

    The Center for Engineering Ethics and Society at the National Academy of Engineering is co-sponsoring the Baltimore meeting at the University of Baltimore William H. Thumel Sr. Business Center, 11 W. Mt. Royal Avenue, Baltimore MD 21201.


    The agenda for the Baltimore location, and the registration form, are available at

    General information for the INSS meeting is available at


  • Tenth Symposium on Engineering and Liberal Education

    PostedFriday, March 31, 2017 AT 11:05 AM

    Tenth Symposium on Engineering and Liberal Education

    June 2 & 3, 2017

    Union College, Schenectady, NY


    We are delighted to announce that the Keynote speaker of the Tenth Symposium on Engineering and Liberal Education will be Dr. Henry Petroski of Duke University (


    We invite you to submit an abstract to the Symposium. We invite abstracts on any topics that relate to how engineering integrates into a ...

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