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  • Mark Vasquez, IEEE, shared an update
    Posted4 days AGO
    From research to deployment to reclamation, the technology process is a complex landscape. Register today for the 11 Dec IEEE TechEthics panel on why ethics conversations are key to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.
  • Mark Vasquez, IEEE, shared an update
    PostedTuesday, October 23, 2018 at 2:41 PM

    Brain stimulation techniques have been used in recent years for the treatment of depression and other related conditions. What happens when similar techniques are used to "prime" the minds of athletes during their training regimens? Join IEEE TechEthics on 8 November for "Neuropriming: What Are The Ethical Implications?" as we discuss implications at the intersection of neuroscience, ethics and sport. Register for free today at:

  • Mark Vasquez, IEEE, shared an update
    PostedTuesday, September 18, 2018 at 1:34 PM

    Self-driving cars. Robots tending the homebound. Autonomous weapons. These are just a few examples of current and future systems that feature independence from human intervention. But how much autonomy is acceptable? And does autonomy dilute the foundational principle of a responsible agent? Join the conversation on 2 October (12-1PM Eastern, GMT -4) as IEEE TechEthics delves into important issues raised by an increasingly autonomous world. Register today at

  • Call for Abstracts: 6th World Conference on Research Integrity

    PostedThursday, September 6, 2018 AT 9:14 AM

    The 6th World Conference on Research Integrity (WCRI) to be held on June 2-5, 2019 in Hong Kong.

    The WCRI is the largest and most significant international conference on research integrity. Since the first conference in Lisbon in 2007, it has given researchers, teachers, funding agencies, government officials, journal editors, senior administrators, and research students opportunities to share experiences and to discuss and promote integrity in research. The conference is now a biennial event, and the University of Hong Kong and RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia are proud to co-organize the next world conference.

    Abstract submission is now open with a deadline of October 15, 2018.

    There is no limit to the number of abstracts that you may submit and the abstract must be submitted in English. All oral and poster presentations must be given in English and no translation service will be provided during the conference.

    Topics of Special Interest

    • Measures to improve ...
  • APPE 2019 Conference Call for Proposals

    PostedTuesday, August 14, 2018 AT 3:15 PM

    The Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) will host the 28th Annual APPE International Conference February 28–March 3, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland, and the call for proposals is now open.

    This call invites individuals from all disciplines and professions interested in advancing scholarship, teaching, and a general understanding of practical and professional ethics. Submissions are invited on ethical issues in all fields including business, engineering, government, media, law, medicine, science, and technology, as well as interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary issues that cut across professions such as biomedical, educational, environmental, public health, and research.

    Submission Categories:
    Submission are invited in the following categories:

    1. Individual presentations
    2. Case studies
    3. Pedagogical demonstrations
    4. Creative arts
    5. Posters
    6. Panel discussions
    7. Author meets critics
    8. Breakfast with an author
    9. Pecha Kucha/Rapid fire session
    10. Graduate student ...
  • Call for Papers: 20th International Conference on Ethics Across the Curriculum

    PostedWednesday, July 18, 2018 AT 2:03 PM

    Call for Papers
    20th International Conference on Ethics Across the Curriculum

    Rochester Institute of Technology
    October 11-13, 2018

    Theme: Ethics in STEM, Technology, Design and Engineering

    This conference welcomes abstracts and papers addressing any aspect of teaching ethics across the curriculum, but of special interest this year are those on how to integrate ethical considerations into STEM courses and courses in technology, design, and engineering. It is standard to add an ethics course to the curriculum or an extra week to an already crowded syllabus, but we are interested in whether, and how, ethics can be integrated into the subject matter of such courses — taught in teaching the usual syllabus.

    Submissions may include papers or abstracts (250 words). Session formats include papers, panels, case studies, and pedagogical demonstrations. Presentations are 20-25 minutes, with 5-10 more for Q&A. Format submissions for blind review and submit by September 1, 2018 ...

  • Registration Open for Seeking Solutions in Research Integrity Conference

    PostedWednesday, July 11, 2018 AT 9:24 AM

    Seeking Solutions in Research Integrity: A View from All Perspectives
    September 23, 2018
    The Blackwell Inn and Conference Center
    The Ohio State University

    This one-day national conference will bring together multiple stakeholders – researchers, institutions, publishers, funders, scientific societies, the press, and federal agencies – to discuss concerns in research integrity from different perspectives. Reflect on current efforts to address those concerns and help lay the foundation to detail next steps in fostering changes to enhance integrity in research.

    Registration is free. For more information, visit

  • Indira Nair, Carnegie Mellon University, shared an update
    PostedTuesday, June 19, 2018 at 12:17 PM

    Abstract Submission Deadline Extended to July 2nd. 

    On November 12 through 16, 2018, Albuquerque, New Mexico will be the host city of WEEF-GEDC 2018, the joint annual summit of the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES) and the Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC).

    This prestigious event, held for the first time in the United States, features the VIII World Engineering Education Forum (WEEF), the X Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC), the XIV Global Student Forum (GSF), a Global Entrepreneurship Challenge for students and the first ever Global Career Fair(GCF). This is the largest engineering education gathering in the world and brings together a large number of stakeholders, including engineering educators, leaders, students, industry, governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, etc., to learn, share, and build fruitful and long-term collaborations. The conference theme is Peace Engineering.

    The University of New Mexico School of Engineering, in conjunction with the Ibero-American Science and Technology Education Consortium (ISTEC) and the Global Innovation Network for Entrepreneurship and Technology (GINET), will host the combined WEEF-GEDC-2018 event. 

    Go to to register or submit an abstract. 

  • Rachelle Hollander, National Academy of Engineering, shared an update
    PostedMonday, May 21, 2018 at 8:58 AM
    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 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
  • Indira Nair, Carnegie Mellon University, shared an update
    PostedWednesday, May 16, 2018 at 8:17 AM

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

  • 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 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
    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
  • 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 ( 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."
    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 ...
  • 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 We also welcome your questions or proposals for additional workshop topics at

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

    For more information, please visit

  • 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 ...

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