Association for Practical and Professional Ethics

Twenty-sixth Annual International Conference

Westin Dallas Park Central, Dallas, Texas

 February 23 through 26, 2017

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Science, Technology, and Engineering Ethics Program Track Announcement

 

Below is the preliminary schedule for the STEM Ethics Track.  Please, verify sessions and times with the official 2017 APPE Annual Conference Program, Conference Addendum, and hotel reader boards before attending sessions.

Some presentations may be listed in more than one track, based on the subject matter. 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

4:15 pm

Case Study:

“Social, Ethical, & Legal Analysis of the Flint Michigan Water Crisis”

Richard L. Wilson, Philosophy, Loyola University; Engineering Management, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

 

“Car Accelerator or Car Brake: Theories in Practical Ethics”

Dong An, Philosophy, Texas A&M University

 

5:30 pm

“Care and Pragmatism: A Framework for Engineering Ethics”

Indira Nair, Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

William Bulleit (not presenting), Michigan Technological University

 

Friday, February 24, 2017

7:00 am

STEM Special Interest Section Breakfast

(Pay on your own)

Jason Borenstein, Public Policy and Office of Graduate Studies, Georgia Institute of Technology

Laura Grossenbacher, Engineering, University of Wisconsin

 

8:15 am

Panel:

“Telling It Like It Was: Pioneers in Engineering Ethics Education”

Andrew Katz, Engineering Education, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Donna M. Riley, Engineering Education, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Michael Davis, Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology

Joseph R. Herkert, Genetic Engineering and Society Center, North Carolina State University

Deborah G. Johnson, Engineering and Society, University of Virginia

Michael C. Loui, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois

Indira Nair, Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

Sarah K.A. Pfatteicher, Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Michael S. Pritchard, Center for the Study of Ethics in Society, Western Michigan University

 

9:45 am

“Deepening Appreciation of Engineering Ethics by Exploring the Corporate Dimensions of Social Responsibility”

Qin Zhu, Liberal Arts and International Studies, Colorado School of Mines

Carl Mitcham (not presenting), Liberal Arts and International Studies, Colorado School of Mines

Nicole M. Smith (not presenting), Colorado School of Mines

Jessica M. Smith (not presenting), Colorado School of Mines

 

“Back to Walden: Technology, Well-Being and Experiencing the Natural Environment”

Charles Edward Harris, Philosophy, Texas A&M University

 

Best Paper by an Early Career Scholar Award Winner:

“Laudato Si, Marx, and a Human Relationship with our Environment”

Timothy A. Weidel, Philosophy, Gonzaga University

 

11:00 am

“Ethics and the Self-Driving Car: A Systems Level Approach”

Jason Borenstein, Public Policy and Office of Graduate Studies, Georgia Institute of Technology

Joseph R. Herkert, Genetic Engineering and Society Center, North Carolina State University

Keith W. Miller, Education, University of Missouri - St. Louis

 

“The Impact of Robot Companions on the Moral Development of Children”

Yvette E. Pearson, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Old Dominion University

Jason Borenstein, Public Policy and Office of Graduate Studies, Georgia Institute of Technology

 

“Lost in Translation: Some Ethical Issues Raised by Biomimicry in Engineering”

Richard A. Burgess II, National Institute for Engineering Ethics, Texas Tech University

Donna E. Hamilton, Life and Health Sciences, University of North Texas at Dallas

 

“Ethical Principles for Environmental Science”

Elizabeth Spike, APES, St. John’s High School

Jeffrey Spike, Public Health, University of Texas, Houston

 

Panel:

“Aviation Ethics: Selected Topics”

Richard L. Wilson, Philosophy, Loyola University; Engineering Management, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Elizabeth Hoppe, Philosophy, Lewis University

 

1:30 pm

“The Whistle Not Blown: VW, Diesels, and Engineers'”

Michael Davis, Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology

 

Case Study:

“Good Deeds and Bad Outcomes: Engineering Ethics & Unintended Consequences”

Marilyn A. Dyrud, Communication, Oregon Institute of Technology

 

“The Contributions of Direct and Indirect Sexual Harassment to the "Leaky Pipe" Syndrome of Diversity in STEM Fields”

Donna E. Hamilton, Life and Health Sciences, University of North Texas at Dallas

 

3:15 pm

“What is Technology Good for? On the Ethical Issues and Challenges of Emerging Digital Technologies”

Edward H. Spence, Communication, Charles Sturt University

 

Case Study:

“An Ethical Analysis of the MedStar Ransomware Attacks”

Michael W. Nestor, The Hussman Institute for Autism

Richard L. Wilson, Philosophy, Loyola University; Engineering Management, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

 

4:30 pm

"Informed Consent in Digital Data Management"

Elisabeth Hildt, Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology

Kelly Laas, Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology

 

"Collective Agency and Engineering"

Glen Miller, Philosophy, Texas A&M University

Dana Gutierrez, Philosophy, Texas A&M University

 

"The Ethics of Technology: A Geometric Analysis of Five Moral Principles"

Martin Peterson, History and Ethics of Professional Engineering, Texas A&M University

 

"The Duality of Technology: A Practical Rationale for Technology Ethics"

Chanwoon Park, Computer and Information Technology, Purdue University, West Lafayette

Eric T. Matson (not presenting), Computer and Information Technology, Purdue University, West Lafayette

 

Saturday, February 25, 2017

8:15 am

“Educating Morally Sensitive and Self-Reflective Engineers: Ethics Autobiography as a Tool for Moral Pedagogy”

Sandy Woodson, Liberal Arts and International Studies, Colorado School of Mines

Qin Zhu, Liberal Arts and International Studies, Colorado School of Mines

 

“The Learning and Educational Objectives of Engineering Ethics Education 2016 Version”

Jun Fudano, Engineering Ethics and Education, Tokyo Institute of Technology

 

“The Ethics of Virtual Reality Technology: Moral Hazards and Public Policy Implications””

James S. Spiegel, Philosophy, Taylor University

 

9:45 am

Pedagogical Demonstration:

"A Gaming Approach to Ethics Education for Scientists and Engineers”

Adam Briggle, Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity, University of North Texas

J. Britt Holbrook, Humanities, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Joseph Oppong, Geography and the Environment, University of North Texas

 

"Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM: NSF Cross-directorate Research Program Focused on Fostering Ethical STEM”

Wenda Bauchspies, Program Director, National Science Foundation

 

12:00 pm

STEM Ethics Luncheon

"Construction Management Ethics: Encouraging Professional Behavior During ‘The Chase’”

Sandy K. Hamby, AIA, CCM, President, MOCA Systems, Inc., and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) and Chair the committee on the Code of Professional Ethics for CMAA

 

1:30 pm

Panel:

Overcoming Challenges to Infusing Ethics into the Development of Engineers

Frazier Benya, Center for Engineering Ethics and Society, National Academy of Engineering

Simil Raghavan, Center for Engineering Ethics and Society, National Academy of Engineering

Rachelle Hollander, Center for Engineering Ethics and Society, National Academy of Engineering

 

"Software Engineering for the Soul: Our Experience Teaching Ethics to Computer Science Seniors”

Raquel Diaz-Sprague, Computer and Information Science, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Alan Sprague, Computer and Information Science, University of Alabama at Birmingham

 

3:30 pm

Panel

Applied Ethics Online: The Ethics Codes Collection and the Online Ethics Center

Kelly Laas, Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology

Frazier Benya, Center for Engineering Ethics and Society, National Academy of Engineering

Rachelle Hollander, Center for Engineering Ethics and Society, National Academy of Engineering

Simil Raghavan, Center for Engineering Ethics and Society, National Academy of Engineering

Thomas Powers, Center for Science, Ethics and Public Policy, University of Delaware

Karin D. Ellison, Center for Biology and Society, Arizona State University

Joseph Herkert, Genetic Engineering and Society Center, North Carolina State University

 

 

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The APPE International Conference is open to the public.

Registration is required to attend this event. 

Information on registration can be found on the following page: Annual Conference Registration

Please contact the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics for registration information: appe@indiana.edu or 812-855-6450.

 

 

 

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