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  • Rachelle Hollander, National Academy of Engineering, shared an update
    Posted5 days AGO
    Agenda - Integrated Network for Social Sustainability (INSS) - Sixth Annual Meeting – June 8-9, 2018 University of Baltimore Liberal Arts and Policy Building Room 112 10 West Preston Street, Baltimore See https://www.nae.edu/Activities/Projects/CEES/57196/INSS/166253/181853.aspx. Two special talks - 9am Friday and 9:30am Saturday. The Round Table on Baltimore and the U.N. Sustainable Development goals begins at 1:15pm Friday. For more information, contact tylis.cooper@gmail.com.
  • Indira Nair, Carnegie Mellon University, shared an update
    Posted10 days AGO

    Call for Abstracts: SUBMISSION DEADLINE:   MAY 25, 2018
    World Engineering Education Forum-Global Engineering Deans Council
    November 12 - 16. 2018 - New Mexico, USA

    http://weef-gedc2018.org

  • Rachelle Hollander, National Academy of Engineering, shared an update
    PostedMonday, May 7, 2018 at 5:28 PM
    Integrated Network for Social Sustainability (INSS) - Localizing Sustainability - Challenges - Champions Sixth Annual Meeting – June 8-9, 2018 University of Baltimore Liberal Arts and Policy Building Room 112 10 West Preston Street, Baltimore See https://www.nae.edu/Activities/Projects/CEES/57196/INSS/166253/181853.aspx for preliminary information. The conferences have been supported through an NSF award from NSF to UNC Charlotte, and several Charlotte events will be simulcast in Baltimore.
  • Upcoming Webcast - Report Release Meeting for The Integration of the Humanities and Arts with Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Higher Education: Branches from the Same Tree

    PostedWednesday, April 25, 2018 AT 12:18 PM

    Please join The National Academies for a webcast on Monday, May 7, from 10:30am to 1:30 pm ET to learn about the release of the new report, The Integration of the Humanities and Arts with Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Higher Education: Branches from the Same Tree, which analyzes the benefits of undergraduate and graduate experiences that effectively integrate STEM, Arts, and Humanities. The report is the culmination of a two-year study that examined the evidence behind the assertion that more integrated educational experiences can better prepare graduates for life and work. Learn more about this study and report and register for the webcast.

  • Upcoming Webinar from ASEE: "Developing Ethics Skills in the Classroom"

    PostedWednesday, March 7, 2018 AT 2:04 PM

    The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) will host the webinar "Developing Ethics Skills in the Classroom" on Wednesday, April 11, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Eastern Time.

    Webinar Description:
    Knowing what is right (moral development) and doing the right thing on a particular occasion (moral behavior) do not always align. Contextual factors can greatly influence how engineers choose to apply their ethical standards. Engineering education should help future engineering professionals identify and navigate complex ethical situations in the workplace and beyond. In this webinar, Daniel D. Burkey and Michael F. Young (University of Connecticut) will describe a Cards Against Humanity-like card game that faculty can employ in the classroom to encourage students’ awareness of contextual ethics decisions and create a large classroom context for discussing complex issues of engineering ethical dilemmas.

    This webinar is free but registration is required...

  • PostedThursday, March 1, 2018 at 11:17 AM
    Please join us on May 10-11th for our workshop, " Workshop: Brain-based and Artificial Intelligence: Socio-ethical Conversations in Computing and Neurotechnology"!
    
    May 10-11, 2018, Chicago, IL
    Organized by the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology
    
    http://ethics.iit.edu/BrainAIWorkshop
    
    Brain-based and Artificial Intelligence: Socio-ethical Conversations in Computing and Neurotechnology | Center For The Study Of Ethics In The Professions
    Call for Abstracts: Workshop: Brain-based and Artificial Intelligence: Socio-ethical Conversations in Computing and Neurotechnology
    ethics.iit.edu
  • Call for Abstracts: Eleventh Symposium on Engineering and Liberal Education

    PostedFriday, February 16, 2018 AT 3:29 PM

    Eleventh Symposium on Engineering and Liberal Education
    June 1-2, 2018
    Union College, Schenectady, NY

    Abstract submissions are invited for the Eleventh Symposium on Engineering and Liberal Education, which will be held at Union College in Schenectady, New York, on June 1-2, 2018. 

    Abstracts are invited on any topics that relate to how engineering integrates into a liberal arts education, and how liberal arts integrate into an engineering education. At this stage, the program committee has adopted two themes on “Social Justice/Responsibility” and “Art and Technology” and hopes your abstract can address one of these broad themes. The committee also welcomes your ideas and proposals for organizing sessions or workshops for this year’s symposium. Please visit the Symposium website (http://ele.union.edu) to make your submission.

    Here are important deadlines:

    • Abstract submission: 26 March 2018
    • Notification of ...
  • Rachelle Hollander, National Academy of Engineering, shared an update
    PostedFriday, February 16, 2018 at 10:17 AM
    Two articles worth noting: War and peace in the nuclear age; editorial in Science, E. W. Colglazier,, 9 Feb 2018. 613. 10.1126/science.aat0593, proposing diplomatic scientific dialogue of North Korean, U.S. and other specialists to defuse tensions. On a lighter but related note is NY Times article Tech’s Ethical ‘Dark Side’: Harvard, Stanford and Others Want to Address It. By Natasha Singer, Feb. 12, 2018.
  • Jen Schneider, Boise State University, shared an update
    PostedWednesday, February 14, 2018 at 2:41 PM
    Here is a link to my most recent publication (open access), written with Jennifer Peeples.  "The Energy Covenant:  Energy Dominance and the Rhetoric of the Aggrieved."  https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fcomm.2018.00005/full
    
    Frontiers | The Energy Covenant: Energy Dominance and the Rhetoric of the Aggrieved | Communication
    The Trump Administration has adopted “energy dominance” as its guiding ideology for energy policy, marking a notable shift from decades of “energy security” rhetoric. This paper analyzes how Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke, one of the admin ...
    www.frontiersin.org
  • PostedTuesday, February 6, 2018 at 11:08 AM

    Call for Abstracts

    Workshop – Brain-based and Artificial Intelligence: Socio-ethical Conversations in Computing and Neurotechnology

    May 10-11, 2018, Chicago, IL

    Organized by the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology

    This workshop seeks to explore the convergences and disparities in approaches to intelligence in neuroscience and computer science. It will reflect on how brain-based intelligence is similar to artificial intelligence and also how both can be combined in neurotechnology. Based on this, the workshop will explore the ethical and social implications that arise in AI and neurotechnology. We are using the term ‘brain-based’ intelligence to encompass both human and non-human animal intelligence. The workshop aims to advance an interdisciplinary discussion between scientists, practitioners, and scholars around these questions.

    Invited speakers:

    - Maria Gini, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota
    - Mark Coeckelbergh, Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna
    - Mikhail Lebedev, Center for Neuroengineering, Duke University

    Topics for presentations may include but are not limited to:

    • Finding a Common Language: Psychology, Neuroscience, and AI
    • Understanding Intelligence: The Physiological and the Mechanical
    • Ethics of Anthropomorphic Design and Processes in AI
    • Ethical and Social Implications of AI and Neurotechnology
    • Rights in AI and Neurotechnology: Policies, Regulations and Legislation
    • Similarities and Differences of Ethics in AI and Neuroscience
    • Science-fiction: Friend or Foe?
    • Merging of Brains and AI Technology
    • Brain-Computer Interfaces
    • Hybrid Intelligence

    Presentations from the fields of neuroscience, computer science, engineering, psychology, philosophy, ethics, law, political science, and social science are invited. Please submit an abstract of up to 500 words. Abstracts for 20-30 minute presentations are due by March 9, 2018. Please send your abstract to csep@iit.edu. We also welcome your questions or proposals for additional workshop topics at csep@iit.edu.

    The workshop will be held in Chicago at the Illinois Institute of Technology downtown campus.

    For more information, please visit http://ethics.iit.edu/BrainAIWorkshop.

  • Statement by NAS, NAE, and NAM Presidents on the Political Review of Scientific Proposals

    PostedTuesday, January 30, 2018 AT 12:51 PM

    The following statement was released by the Presidents of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on January 16, 2018:

    The highest standards of scientific integrity, transparency, and accountability are critical to maintaining public confidence in our nation’s research enterprise and in the wise use of the public investment in research. The public expects policymakers and agencies to base those investments on independent advice and assessment from unbiased experts without political interference. For these reasons, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine view any political review of scientific proposals as inappropriate, as it gives the appearance of political interference in science. At the same time, we recognize the prerogative of federal agencies to align funding programs with their mission priorities in their calls for proposals and in their requests that reviewers assess the relevance of proposals to agency priorities as one of ...

  • Union College Engineering and Liberal Education Symposium 2018

    PostedFriday, January 26, 2018 AT 4:48 PM

    https://muse.union.edu/ele-symposium/

    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: ele.union.edu

    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

    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 ...

  • Jon Leydens, Colorado School of Mines, shared an update
    PostedThursday, December 21, 2017 at 12:43 PM
    Engineering Justice: Transforming Engineering Education and Practice | Professional Development for Engineers | General & Introductory Electrical & Electronics Engineering | Subjects | Wiley
    Shows how the engineering curriculum can be a site for rendering social justice visible in engineering, for exploring complex socio-technical interplays inherent in engineering practice, and for enhancing teaching and learning Using social justice a ...
    www.wiley.com
  • Jon Leydens, Colorado School of Mines, shared an update
    PostedWednesday, December 20, 2017 at 10:39 PM
    Book Just Published - Engineering Justice: Transforming Engineering Education and Practice. Discount Codes: IEEE members: 18493 (35% off); Non-­members: ENGN4 (25% off)
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