Appendix A
Workshop Agenda

ENGINEERING, SOCIAL JUSTICE, AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT


NAS BUILDING

2100 C STREET NW,

WASHINGTON, D.C.


OCTOBER 2, 2008

8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:30

Opening Session:

Moderator:

John Ahearne, Chair, NAE Center for Engineering, Ethics, and Society (CEES) Advisory Group

8:30

Welcome—Charles M. Vest, NAE President

8:45

Laying the Groundwork—William A. Wulf, Past NAE President, Distinguished Professor, University of Virginia

9:00

CEES Meeting Overview and Logistics

John Ahearne, Chair, CEES Advisory Group

Rachelle Hollander, Director, CEES



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Appendix A Workshop Agenda ENGINEERING, SOCIAL JUSTICE, AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT NAS BUILDING 2100 C STREET NW, WASHINGTON, D.C. OCTOBER 2, 2008 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast 8:30 Opening Session: Moderator: John Ahearne, Chair, NAE Center for Engineering, Ethics, and Society (CEES) Advisory Group 8:30 Welcome—Charles M. Vest, NAE President 8:45 Laying the Groundwork—William A. Wulf, Past NAE President, Distinguished Professor, University of Virginia 9:00 CEES Meeting Overview and Logistics John Ahearne, Chair, CEES Advisory Group Rachelle Hollander, Director, CEES 4

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4 APPENDIX A 9:15 Session I: Engineering and Special Vulnerabilities Engineers and engineering organizations operate in circumstances of crisis, ranging from conflict to disaster. They operate where human rights problems are highly visible, and where issues of sustainable community development arise. This session reports perceptions about the technical and social constraints and opportunities they face, and whether and how aims for humanitarian action, social justice, and sustainable community development can be met. Moderator: Henry J. Hatch, NAE Member, Former Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Presenters: Abul Barkat, Economics, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh Abul Hussam, Chemistry, George Mason University, and winner of the NAE Grainger Challenge Prize for Sustainability Christopher Seremet, Technical Advisor, Catholic Relief Services Anu Ramaswami, Civil Engineering, University of Colorado, Denver Discussants: George Bugliarello, NAE Member, University Professor, Polytechnic University Deborah Goodings, Engineering and Public Policy, University of Maryland, College Park 11:00 Break 11:15 Session II: Engineering, Ethics, and Society This session explores the interface of engineering, ethics, and practice. Do humanities and social sciences disciplines bear on problems for engineers and engineering professions in such circumstances? Has the field of engineering ethics drawn adequately from this scholarship or the real exigencies of engineering practice? This session will

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4 APPENDIX A examine technical, political, historical, environmental, economic, and cultural constraints that shape outcomes. Moderator: David Crocker, Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, University of Maryland, College Park Presenters: Ron Kline, Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University Carl Mitcham, Philosophy, Colorado School of Mines Wesley Shrum, Sociology, Louisiana State University Discussants: Priscilla Nelson, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, New Jersey Institute of Technology Donna Riley, Science and Environmental Policy, Smith College 12:45 p.m. Lunch 1:45 Early Career Engineers Panel What led you to your career choices? How do you see them in relationship to the goals of this meeting, to enhance engineering research and practice and improve engineering education through attention to issues of engineering, social justice, and sustainable community development? Moderator: Joseph Le Doux, Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology Panelists: Rebekah Green, Institute for Global and Community Resilience, Western Washington University Daniele Lantagne, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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0 APPENDIX A 2:30 Session III: Implications for Engineering Education Engineering educators and professional societies can promote attention to engineering in circumstances of social conflict and environmental challenge, and prepare students and members to address issues responsibly. What kinds of challenges do such activities bring to engineering education? How are educational and professional programs responding? What structural, programmatic, and/or curricular changes, if any, are underway? What alliances are needed? Moderator: Woodie Flowers, NAE Member, Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Presenters: Linda Abriola, NAE Member, Dean, School of Engineering, Tufts University Caroline Baillie, Materials Engineering & Engineering Education, Queens University, Canada Kevin Passino, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ohio State University Discussants: Richard Anderson, SOMAT Engineering, Inc. David Daniel, NAE Member, President, University of Texas, Dallas 3:45 Break 4:00 Small Group Sessions Participants will deliberate on interventions and actions to enable engineers and organizations to develop and assess strategies for change as well as make proposals for implementation. 5:30 Adjourn for the day

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 APPENDIX A OCTOBER 3, 2008 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast 8:30 Small Group Sessions II: Prepare for Plenary 9:30 Plenary Presentation and discussion of the small group reports will be followed by general discussion and suggestions for next steps. 11:00 Roundtable: Addressing the Intersection of Humanitarian Action, Social Justice, Sustainable Community Development This roundtable will consider how engineering and engineering ethics research, practice, and education might better address the complex choices and cultural conflicts facing engineering in these circumstances. What research and practical efforts are needed? What sources of support for these efforts exist and can be promoted? Moderator: Sheila Jasanoff, Kennedy School, Harvard University Presenters: Carlos Bertha, Philosophy, U.S. Air Force Academy Regina Clewlow, Founding Director, Engineers for a Sustainable World Juan Lucena, Liberal Arts and International Studies, Colorado School of Mines Discussants: Garrick Louis, Systems Engineering, University of Virginia Bill Wallace, Wallace Futures Group and Engineers Without Borders, International Dennis Warner, Senior Technical Advisor, Catholic Relief Services 1:00 p.m. Lunch, Informal Review of Results, and Next Steps 2:15 Workshop adjourns

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 APPENDIX A Small Group Sessions and Topics Group 1: Engineering for Social Justice and Sustainable Community Development—how to get there: engineers’ perspectives. This group will assess the first session, identifying the main assumptions and findings, as well as what was overlooked. Group Leader: Jimmy Smith, National Institute for Engineering Ethics, Texas Tech University Rapporteur: Karen Smilowitz, Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, Northwestern University Group 2: Engineering for Social Justice and Sustainable Community Development—how to get there: social perspectives. This group will assess the second session. Group Leader: Ed Harris, Philosophy, Texas A&M University Rapporteur: Michael Loui, ECE, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Group 3: New approaches in engineering ethics research and education. This group assesses session three. Group Leader: Keith Miller, EECS, University of Illinois, Springfield Rapporteur: Bruce Seely, Social Sciences, Michigan Technological University

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 APPENDIX A Group 4: Roles for NAE and engineering societies. Group Leader: Alice Agogino, NAE Member, Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley Rapporteur: Joseph Herkert, Technology and Ethics, Arizona State University, Polytechnic Campus

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