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

    PostedWednesday, January 10, 2018 AT 7:05 AM

    http://events.asucollegeoflaw.com/gets/

    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 https://research.ncsu.edu/ges/events/cce-workshop-2018/ or email project Co-PI Joe Herkert, jherkert@ncsu.edu.

    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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  • 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.
  • 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 https://www.regonline.com/registration/Checkin.aspx?Eventid=2023840

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

    Questions?
    Tracey.Randolph@hhs.gov

    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

    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 ...

  • Reminder: Registration is Open for the Union College Symposium on Engineering and Liberal Education

    PostedTuesday, May 2, 2017 AT 10:30 AM

    We are delighted to have Dr. Henry Petroski of Duke University as the Keynote Speaker of the Tenth Symposium on Engineering and Liberal Education. The title and abstract of Dr. Petroski’s talk can be found at (https://muse.union.edu/ele-symposium/keynote-2017/).

     

    The program at-a-glance can be found at (https://muse.union.edu/ele-symposium/program-2017/). The program is packed with interesting papers and exciting workshops.

     

    ​​Registration for the Symposium is free and includes all meals. ​​We invite you to register on the website (https://muse.union.edu/ele-symposium/registration/) at your earliest convenience but no later than May 19th if you wish to attend Friday and/or Saturday dinner(s).

     

    A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at the Hampton Inn in Schenectady and the special symposium rate is available throughMay 2nd. Please see (https://muse.union.edu/ele-symposium/travel-and-lodging/) for more details on travel and ...

  • 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 https://www.nae.edu/5th_INSS_Conference.aspx.

    General information for the INSS meeting is available at https://clas-pages.uncc.edu/inss/annual-meetings/2017-conference/

     

  • Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum 18th International Conference - Call for Abstracts (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

    PostedMonday, August 22, 2016 AT 10:00 AM

    $OCIAL JUSTICE & BIOETHICS: The Rich, The Poor, and the Re$t of Us

    When: October 6-8, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah

    Submit abstracts by September 9, 2016: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=2016seac

    More information: https://rit.edu/cla/ethics/seac/conferences.html
    Register: https://www.pdcnet.org/wp/services/2016-seac/

    Keynote Speakers:


    October 6th 9 a.m.
    “The Significance of Injustice for Bioethics”
    Leslie Francis, JD, PhD
    Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Law, U of Utah


    October 7th 9 a.m.
    “Ethical Obligations and Designer Genes”
    Mario Capecchi, Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine
    Distinguished Professor of Human Genetics & Biology, U of Utah


    October 8th 9 a.m.
    “Ethics At the Edge of Science”
    Insoo Hyun, Professor of
    Bioethics and Philosophy, Case Western University


    October 8th 12 p.m.
    “Clinical Trials: The Possibility of Assent”
    James A. Anderson, Professor of Communication, U of ...

  • Duke Science & Society Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Robotics, Autonomous Technology & Policy

    PostedTuesday, June 7, 2016 AT 12:50 PM

    The Duke Initiative for Science & Society invites applications for the 2016-2017 Science & Society Robotics, Autonomous Technology and Policy Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program. This fellowship is intended for individuals with a PhD in robotics or engineering related fields interested in an academic or policy career working on the intersection of robotics and society.

    Science & Society

    The Duke Initiative for Science & Society (“Science & Society”) examines the wide-ranging and integral role of science in social institutions and culture. Science & Society integrates and fosters innovation in related research, education, and engagement at Duke by adopting an interdisciplinary approach to understanding how science and human endeavors intersect with a specific focus on ethical, legal, and social implications for science. For more info: http://scienceandsociety.duke.edu/.

    Humans and Autonomy Lab (HAL)

    Research in the Humans and Autonomy Lab focuses ...

  • Webinar: New Ethical Challenges in Experimental Political Science

    PostedTuesday, June 7, 2016 AT 12:42 PM

    Overview

    Over the past two decades, political scientists have adopted experimental methods to interact directly with subjects in the United States and globally. This new wave of field experimentation has produced some very public controversies. Researchers have created illegal attack advertisements during political campaigns, exposed subjects to risks of violence through experiments conducted in authoritarian regimes overseas, and even gone so far as to commit crimes to measure police responses. These recent controversies have contributed to distrust among the public and made apparent the need to consider the ethical implications of this experimental work. How can IRBs guide political scientists in conducting ethically sound research while continuing to generate valuable knowledge about the political, economic, and cultural sphere? 

    Using case studies from global and domestic research, a political scientist and an ethicist will:

    • Explore current landscapes and trends in ...
  • 4th Annual Meeting of the Network on Social Sustainability June 8-10, 2016

    PostedTuesday, May 31, 2016 AT 9:27 AM

    The National Academy of Engineering Center for Engineering Ethics and Society invites you to attend or participate virtually in the Fourth Annual Integrated Network on Social Sustainability (INSS) Conference from June 8th to June 10th, 2016. The INSS seeks to create connections and ongoing collaborations between individuals and groups to foster activities to promote social sustainability.

    The 2016 conference theme is "Communities and Connections." The keynote speaker is Dr. Timothy Beatley, the Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities, School of Architecture at the University of Virginia. The conference will be held at eight sites, including Washington, DC and online. The DC site will host sessions on June 9th and 10th, featuring a panel discussion on "Transportation and the Future of Communities" and a roundtable on "Social Sustainability and Baltimore's Future."

    The DC site agenda is available online and the event will be held at the ...

  • In Memoriam: Dr. Vivian Weil

    PostedMonday, May 23, 2016 AT 9:42 AM

    https://iit.edu/news/iittoday/?p=54346

    Vivian Weil, professor of ethics and Director Emeritus of the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions at the Illinois Institute of Technology, passed away on May 7, 2016. She was a member of the IIT faculty for 44 years and a founding member and director of the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions from 1987-2014. She was an influential advisor to the NAE Center for Engineering Ethics and Society and the Online Ethics Center.  She made foundational contributions to scholarship and education about research and engineering ethics.

     As noted in the memorial notice, May 10, IIT, “she will be greatly missed by her colleagues, and her legacy will continue through the countless younger colleagues and students she mentored and the activities of the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions.”  The notice can be found at https://iit.edu/news/iittoday/?p=54346.

    Weil received her A.B. and M.A. from the University of Chicago and her ...

  • New Ethical Challenges in Experimental Political Science

    PostedFriday, May 13, 2016 AT 11:21 AM

    When: Wednesday June 8, 2016 1:00-2:30 PM ET
    RegisterRegistration closes Tuesday, June 7
    More InformationNew Ethical Challenges in Experimental Political Science

    Very public controversies over the past two decades—including researchers creating illegal attack advertisements during political campaigns, exposing subjects to risks of violence through experiments conducted in authoritarian regimes overseas, and even committing crimes to measure police responses—have made apparent the need to consider the ethical implications of the experimental methods used by political scientists to interact directly with subjects in the United States and globally. Join PRIM&R for our upcoming webinar and help your IRB guide political scientists in conducting ethically sound research while continuing to generate valuable knowledge about the political, economic, and cultural sphere.

    During this intermediate-level webinar, a political scientist and an ethicist will:

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