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Workshop Dates
October 8-9, 2012

Organizing Committee
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Colleen Murphy
Dr. Paolo Gardoni
Texas A&M University College Station
Dr. Charles E. Harris, Jr.
Texas A&M University Qatar
Dr. Hassan Bashir
Dr. Eyad Masad

National Science Foundation (NSF)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Departement of Philosophy
Departement of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Women and Gender in Global Perspectives
Texas A&M University College Station
Departement of Philosophy
Texas A&M University Qatar

Liberal Arts
Mechanical Engineering Program

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Previous Workshops


International Workshop on Engineering Ethics for a Globalized World

Due to the off-shoring of Western jobs and universities via globalization, there is unprecedented demand in less industrialized countries for engineers with advanced degrees, and for Western science and engineering education and training programs.  The workshop will concentrate on the challenges and ethical questions that arise in developing international standards for engineering ethics and in teaching engineering ethics materials that have been developed primarily for U.S. universities and U.S. students in an increasingly international educational context. 

Specific themes that will be discussed during the workshop include the prospects for

  1. international standards for engineering practice;
  2. international standards for professionalism and registration;
  3. an international code of ethics; and
  4. an international engineering ethics curriculum.
The goal of these sessions is to make progress towards understanding the potential for establishing an international ethics curriculum as well as international licensing and code requirements.
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