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Early online registration for fPET-2010 now open

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By , March 28, 2010 11:03 am

Online registration for the 2010 Forum on Philosophy, Engineering, and Technology (fPET-2010) to be held 9-10 May 2010 (Sunday Eve-Monday) in Golden, CO at the Colorado School of Mines is now available here.  Those who register before 9 April 2010 will receive a discounted registration fee as will members of cooperating organizations (ASCE, ASEE, IEEE, SPT) and students.

One author from each accepted paper is required to register before the 9 April deadline.  Those who wish to attend and listen and discuss two outstanding plenary speakers (here) and nearly 60 papers on a variety of topics spanning a range of topics related to philosophy, engineering, and technology should register today for what promises to be a stimulating forum.

Register for fPET-2010 here.

EASST-2010 features Engineering Practice track in Trento, Italy

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By , January 7, 2010 1:01 pm

This year’s European Association for the Study of Science and Technology conference will include a track on Engineering Practice co-chaired by Sarah Bell (UCL) and Darryl Farber (Penn State). The conference is to be held 2-4 September 2010 in Trento, Italy.

The aim of the track is to bring together researchers working on the social, political and philosophical dimensions of engineering. We welcome papers on topics such as:

  • ethnography of engineering practice
  • the relationship between engineering and policy
  • social studies of engineering knowledge
  • reflections from practicing engineers and engineering researchers
  • public engagement with engineering
  • incorporating contextual considerations into engineering education
  • gender and diversity in engineering
  • theoretical contributions from science and technology studies to the understanding of engineering knowledge and practice.

Abstracts of no more than 500 words should be submitted by 15 March, following the instructions on the conference website: http://events.unitn.it/en/easst010. Further details about track can be found here.

The track is sponsored by the Committee for Philosophy, Engineering, and Technology: http://philengtech.org/.

Engineering towards a More Just and Sustainable World, 6-7 March 2010

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By , October 8, 2009 6:24 pm

Zachary Pirtle has passed along information about a meeting called “Engineering towards a More Just and Sustainable World” to be held as an Association for Practical and Professional Ethics Mini-Conference on March 6-7, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio:

Engineers and engineering shape our social, physical, and built environments in profound ways.  As that influence grows, deliberation and debate about underlying choices and directions becomes ever more important.  To aid these critical reflections, the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) is hosting this mini-conference in conjunction with its 2010 annual meeting at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel.  Cosponsored by the Center for Engineering, Ethics, and Society of the National Academy of Engineering, the meeting will bring together engineers and scholars in ethics and in science and technology studies to explore the connections between engineering and justice.

The kickoff keynote lecture will be free to all attendees of the APPE Annual Meeting, but registration is required to attend subsequent sessions. Registration costs $70, or $40 for those already registered for the APPE meeting. Registration is available here.  A preliminary agenda for the mini-conference is available here.  For more information, contact Rachelle Hollander at rhollander@nae.edu.

fPET-2010 issues call for papers: Deadline 28 December 2009

By , September 4, 2009 9:24 pm

The 2010 Forum for Philosophy, Engineering & Technology (fPET-2010) to be held 9-10 May 2010 (Sunday Evening-Monday) at the Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO USA has issued its first call for papers.

Abstracts (500-750 words) are due by 28 December 2009 (Monday) using the fPET-2010 submissions page on the the webpage www.philengtech.org/submission.  The call for papers may be viewed online here or downloaded as a PDF file here.

For more information about the forum contact Diane Michelfelder (michelfelder@macalester.edu) or Dave Goldberg (deg@illinois.edu).

Save the Date for FPET-2010, 9-10 May 2010

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By , August 11, 2009 8:01 am

Mark your calendars now for the 2010 Forum on Philosophy, Engineering, and Technology to be held 9-10 May 2010 (Sunday evening through Monday) at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO.  This intensive one-day forum will feature invited and participant-presented papers as well as special forum features to help ensure a lively interchange of views between philosophers, engineers and other interested parties.

The business committee for the event consists of forum co-chairs Diane P. Michelfelder (Macalester College) and David E. Goldberg (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) working together with local arrangements chair Carl Mitcham (Colorado School of Mines).  A program committee for the event is being formed.

Papers for the event will be accepted on the basis of short abstracts (Society for Philosophy and Technology style) and will be due in late December.  Formal submission deadlines and a full call for papers will be available shortly.  For more information about the 2010 Forum on Philosophy, Engineering, and Technology email deg@illinois.edu or michelfelder@macalester.edu.

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