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  • Workshop on What’s Missing in the Technical? Rendering the Social Visible by Integrating Social Justice Where It Matters Most

    PostedWednesday, May 25, 2016 AT 8:09 AM

    Workshop on What’s Missing in the Technical? Rendering the Social Visible by Integrating Social Justice Where It Matters Most—Engineering Problem Definition and Solution
    Sun. June 26, 2016 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    New Orleans Convention Center, 266

    Are you interested in classroom tools that will prepare students for socially relevant and just engineering problem definition and solution, promote better learning in engineering classrooms, and enhance student diversity, satisfaction and persistence in engineering? This workshop is led by facilitators who are excited to share their experiences making social justice visible in engineering education and making conferences fun as well as constructive.

    Research suggests that making the sociotechnical dimensions of engineering visible can accomplish all of the goals described above, yet much of undergraduate engineering education still presents students with technical problems that are stripped of their social context and complexity. ...

  • Joseph 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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  • Mark Vasquez, IEEE, shared an update
    PostedThursday, February 7, 2019 at 6:55 AM
    Automated and intelligent systems are becoming more prevalent, with reports indicating that robotics, autonomous transport, artificial intelligence and other technologies will increasingly replace functions currently filled by paid workers over the next decade. Join IEEE TechEthics in NYC on 28 February as we discuss current and future impacts of these transformative technologies on the workforce. Register today at
    IEEE TechEthics @ Cooper Union
    Automated and intelligent systems are becoming more prevalent, with reports indicating that robotics, autonomous transport, artificial intelligence and other technologies will increasingly replace functions currently filled by paid workers over the n ...
  • 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. 

  • Mark Vasquez, IEEE, shared an update
    PostedWednesday, April 10, 2019 at 5:13 AM
    To what extent do engineers and others have a responsibility to create technology for social good? Join IEEE TechEthics on 23 April as we discuss the development of technology for the benefit of humanity. Register for free today!
    Engineering Social Good: Technology and Moral Responsibility - Crowdcast
    Register now for IEEE TechEthics Conversations Series's event on Crowdcast, scheduled to go live on Tuesday April 23, 2019 at 12:00 pm EDT.
  • 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 ...

  • Socioengineering and Systems Innovation Event: A Conversation with Dr. Norman Augustine

    PostedTuesday, March 15, 2016 AT 3:04 PM

    Date and Time: May 12, 2016, 6-8pm.

    Location: 1776, Washington, DC

    "For every engineering action there is an equal and opposite social reaction.”
          Augustine's Second Law

    The Program
    The aim of this Penn State Engineering Systems Program event is to explore the frontier of the large-scale, socioengineered systems that our lives are embedded within.  Critical infrastructure, health care, energy, communications, security, and education all impact our daily lives and shape who we are.  We live in a socioengineering age. 

    The speaker, Dr. Norman Augustine has written and reflected upon the profound changes that science and engineering have had on our lives and will share with us what he sees as the great challenges ahead.  His viewpoint reflects service to our society at the highest levels of industry, government, NGOs, and academia.  

    The program seeks to broaden and deepen the global conversation about the ...

  • SoCIA 2016 Conference - Call for Abstracts

    PostedTuesday, March 8, 2016 AT 9:54 AM

    Call for Abstracts

    SoCIA 2016: An Interdisciplinary Workshop on

    Social and Conceptual Issues in Astrobiology

    September 24-25, 2016   Clemson, SC, USA


         Many researchers who study the origins, evolution, and distribution of life in the universe (astrobiology) believe we are on the brink of one of the most important discoveries in human history.   As NASA’s chief scientist recently announced: “I think we're going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth within a decade, and I think we're going to have definitive evidence within 20 to 30 years.”   If so, humanity will soon confront a series of complex challenges that cannot be resolved without strong input from disciplines beyond the sciences.  While NASA’s and the nascent European vision for astrobiology are far ranging and include broad questions about the future of life in the universe, these have so far ...

  • Session on Infusing Ethics Report at ASEE Annual Meeting

    PostedWednesday, May 25, 2016 AT 7:59 AM

    Panel: Infusing Ethics into the Development of Engineers: Exemplary Approaches
    Tue. June 28, 2016 1:15 PM to 2:45 PM
    New Orleans Convention Center, 270

    Ethical practice is crucial for ensuring public trust in engineers and engineering, especially as engineers increasingly tackle international and socially complex problems that combine technical and ethical challenges. Both ABET, the group that accredits engineering programs in the U.S., and the National Science Foundation (NSF) have acknowledged the importance of preparing engineers for ethical practice by requiring accredited and funded programs to develop undergraduate and graduate student competence in this area. There is, however, not much information about the variety of exemplary approaches and programs that successfully infuse ethics and considerations of social implications into engineering curricula to fulfill the ethics requirement for ABET accreditation. This panel discussion will present the results of a National Academy ...

  • 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

  • Research Fellow Opening at Ethics Center at Illinois Institute of Technology

    PostedMonday, February 29, 2016 AT 4:55 PM

    The Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions at Illinois Institute of Technology is looking for a research fellow to assist in enhancing its Ethics Code Collection and to explore the current and future roles of ethics codes within society, business, and technological innovation. The Ethics Codes Collection ( is a unique resource, comprising a curated collection of over 4,000 ethics codes and guidelines across a range of disciplines for over 40 years. With this project funded by the MacArthur Foundation, the collection will serve as a more dynamic global resource for informing ethical decision making in professional, entrepreneurial, scientific, and technological fields, and inform critical research into the advancement of ethical practices in a rapidly changing world.

    The research fellow will work with members of the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions to develop a collection plan for the resource, build connections with ...

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