ASEE poster 2013: Learning to Listen

Note: The below work is in the peer-reviewed conference proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

This poster was presented at the 120th ASEE annual Conference & Exposition in Atlanta, GA together with the associated paper “Learning to Listen: An Ethnographic Approach to Engineering Ethics Education. It describes the intellectual foundation behind “Bridging the Gap Between Engineers and Society: Learning to Listen” and offers a brief description of our class “Engineering Ethics and the Public.”

Here are the paper and poster:

 

ASEE paper 2014: Ethnography in Engineering Ethics Education

Note: The below work is in the peer-reviewed conference proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

This paper was presented at the 121st ASEE annual Conference & Exposition in Indianapolis, IN. It was coauthored by co-Principal Investigator (co-PI) Yanna Lambrinidou, Virginia Tech graduate students in Civil and Environmental Engineering William Rhoads and Sid Roy, former Executive Director of the Clean Air Coalition of Western New York (CACWNY) Erin Heaney, and CACWNY founding board members Glenn and Jen Ratajczak. Complementing existing approaches to the analysis of ethical dilemmas in engineering/science, it provides a framework that foregrounds the interdependence of engineers and the publics they serve, encourages an “ethic of engagement” through the use of ethnographic listening, and provides a rationale for adopting empirical research methodologies into engineering ethics education.

Here is the paper:

 

Below are photographs from the August 2013 visit that William Rhoads, Sid Roy, and Yanna Lambrinidou paid to CACWNY in Buffalo, NY.

Glenn-Jen-Yanna-William-Sid 2013

Aug 2013: Tonawanda, NY: coauthors Glenn Ratajczak, CACWNY; Jen Ratajczak, CACWNY; Yanna Lambrinidou, VT; William Rhoads, VT, and Sid Roy, VT, at the home of Glenn and Jen Ratajczak.

William-Erin-Sid 2013

Aug 2013, Buffalo, NY: coauthors William Rhoads, Erin Heany, and Sid Roy at the offices of CACWNY

ASEE paper 2015: Canons Against Cannons?

Note: The below work is in the peer-reviewed conference proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

This paper was presented at the 122nd ASEE annual Conference & Exposition in Seattle, WA. It was coauthored by engineer and professor of engineering education Donna Riley and co-Principal Investigator (co-PI) Yanna Lambrinidou. “Canons Against Cannons?” asks the following questions:

“If the social good to which engineers aim is the safety, health, and welfare of the public, does engineering education equip practitioners to make informed judgments about what constitutes ‘health,’ ‘safety,’ and ‘welfare’ in different contexts and for different publics, and how to best promote these ideals through the application of engineering expertise? Do engineering ethics education and professional codes of conduct render engineers competent in matters of the social good? Do engineering societies and associations serve as effective guardians of the profession’s aspirational commitment?”

The paper explores these questions by imagining social justice as a core value for engineers.

Here it is: