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fPET-2010: ID and Bridging of Semantic Gaps by Hein

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fPET-2010: Sustaining engineering by Michelfelder and Jones

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fPET-2010: Teaching ethics to engineers by Duffour, Bell, Solberg & Haklay

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Grimson & Murphy fPET-2010: The case for lay participation

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SPT 2011 abstracts deadline extended to 1 January 2011

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By , November 12, 2010 9:14 pm

The deadline for the Society for Philosophy and Technology 2011 meeting abstracts has been extended to 1 January 2011 (here).  The meeting will be held 26-29 May 2011 (Thursday – Sunday).

Track 16 on Reflective Engineering is still looking for a abstracts at the intersection of philosophy and engineering:

Extended Call for Abstracts

Due January 1, 2011

Reflective Engineering
The Society for Philosophy and Technology Biennial Meeting (www.spt.org)

May 26-29, 2011
University of North Texas

Track 16
Sponsored by The Forum for Philosophy, Engineering, and Technology (fPET)

Track 16: Reflective Engineering

Chairs: Darryl Farber (Penn State University, USA) and Kathryn Jablokow (Penn State University, USA)

The track’s aim is to encourage reflection on engineering, engineers, and technology by both philosophers and engineers. To achieve this, we are seeking abstracts for presentations that address the multiple ways philosophers and engineers reflect upon engineering practice, research, or teaching.

We welcome abstracts on topics such as

  • epistemology, metaphysics, ontology, and ethics of engineering products, processes, and systems
  • ethnography of engineering practice, research, or teaching and its philosophical implications
  • applications of philosophy to

    policy and engineering practice, for example questions concerning

  • the role of broader public engagement in the design, deployment, and decommissioning of technology or engineering systems including issues regarding the interpretation of uncertainty and risk
  • historical perspectives on engineering and

    technology perhaps that illuminate current questions or controversies regarding engineering practice, research, or teaching

  • reflection on cognitive aspects of engineering, such as reflection on why and how engineers think the way they do, especially related to creativity, problem-solving, and leadership
  • cross-disciplinary reflections involving perspectives from engineering, the social sciences, and the humanities more generally perhaps including the way cultural differences broadly speaking inform engineering.
  • philosophical reflections that are related to the above topics and address a specific engineering domain, such as energy, waste, environment, transportation, and security.

Papers will be accepted on the basis of a submitted abstract, which will be refereed. An abstract must be between 500 and 750 words in length (references excluded) and submitted via email (spt2011@unt.edu) as embedded plain text or an attachment in RTF, WORD, or PDF format. It should also contain the name and number of the track to which the abstract is submitted.

Please contact Darryl Farber (dfarber@engr.psu.edu) or Kathryn Jablokow (kwl3@gv.psu.edu) for more information.

SPT-2011 Reflective Engineering (Track 16) CFP in PDF

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By , October 10, 2010 1:04 pm

The SPT-2011 track on Reflective Engineering (Track 16) sponsored

by fPET call for abstracts is available in a downloadable PDF file here.  Abstracts of 500-750 words are due by 1 November 2010.

SPT-2011 call for abstracts on reflective engineering issued

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By , October 7, 2010 7:44 pm

Call for Abstracts, Due November 1, 2010

Reflective Engineering
The Society for Philosophy and Technology Biennial Meeting
May 26-29, 2011
University of North Texas
Track 16 (Sponsored by The Forum for Philosophy, Engineering, and Technology-fPET)

Track 16: Reflective Engineering

Chairs: Darryl Farber (Penn State University, USA) and Kathryn Jablokow (Penn State University, USA)

The track’s aim is to encourage reflection on engineering, engineers, and technology by both philosophers and engineers. To achieve this, we are seeking abstracts for

presentations that address the multiple ways philosophers and engineers reflect upon engineering

practice, research, or teaching.

We welcome abstracts on topics such as

  • epistemology, metaphysics, ontology, and ethics of engineering products, processes, and systems
  • ethnography of engineering practice, research, or teaching and its philosophical implications
  • applications of philosophy to policy and engineering practice, for example questions concerning the role of broader public engagement in the design, deployment, and decommissioning of technology or engineering systems including issues regarding the interpretation of uncertainty and risk
  • historical perspectives on engineering and technology perhaps that illuminate current questions or controversies regarding engineering practice, research, or teaching
  • reflection on cognitive aspects of engineering, such as reflection on why and how engineers think the way they do, especially related to creativity, problem-solving, and leadership cross-disciplinary
  • reflections involving perspectives from engineering, the social sciences, and the humanities more generally perhaps including the way cultural differences broadly speaking inform engineering.
  • philosophical reflections that are related to the above topics and address a specific engineering domain, such as energy, waste, environment, transportation, and security.

Papers will be accepted on the basis of a submitted abstract, which will be refereed. An abstract must be between 500 and 750 words in length (references excluded) and submitted via email (spt2011@unt.edu)  as embedded plain text or an attachment in RTF, WORD, or PDF format. It should also contain the name and number of the track to which the abstract is submitted.

Please contact Darryl Farber (dfarber@engr.psu.edu) or Kathryn Jablokow (kwl3@gv.psu.edu) for more information.

Want to host fPET-2012? Call for host-site proposals issued

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By , September 12, 2010 4:33 pm

Call for Proposals to Host fPET-2012: pdf here

Deadline: 15 December 2010

Building on the success of the meeting this May at the Colorado School of Mines, on behalf of the Forum in Philosophy, Engineering, and Technology (fPET) we would like to invite you to consider submitting a proposal to host fPET-2012 at your institution. Proposals to host fPET-2012 should include the following details:

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  • A brief

    description of your institution and why it would be a good choice for this meeting.

  • Anticipated dates for the meeting.
  • A description of the facilities available for the meeting. How many rooms will be available for our use? What is their seating capacity?  Where will receptions and group meals take place?
  • Lodging information:  How many rooms will be available for meeting participants? What will be the anticipated costs of the lodging? Will lodging be on or off campus? If off-campus, how far away, and will transportation be available for participants to get from their lodging to the campus?
  • An estimate of the conference registration fee.
  • A budget estimate, including a detailed breakdown of institutional and other expenses (eg costs for producing the abstract booklet, administrative assistance, keynote speakers, food, etc.). Please provide an explanation of how the costs will be covered, including anticipated revenue from registration fees and institutional support. All

    budgetary information should be given in US dollars.

  • Proposals should be accompanied by a letter of commitment of institutional support.

All proposals received will be considered by the fPET Steering Committee. Please direct proposals, as well as any preliminary expressions of interest or questions you may have, to us at the e-mail addresses below.

Very best regards,

Dave Goldberg (deg@illinois.edu)

Diane Michelfelder (michelfelder@macalester.edu)

Call for proposals: pdf here

Engineering studies position available at Lafayette College

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By , August 23, 2010 12:59 am

Lafayette College is seeking an exceptional teacher/scholar with expertise in  Science, Technology, and Society (STS) for a tenure‐track position in the  interdisciplinary Engineering Studies Program.  The Program awards a Bachelor of  Arts degree in Engineering Studies.  The candidate’s teaching and scholarly interests  and

experience in Science, Technology, and Society will broaden current faculty  expertise in engineering policy and engineering economics and management.  Relevant research areas that will complement the program’s existing strengths in  environmental issues and engineering management include, but are not limited to:  energy, gender, health, and telecommunications.  The successful candidate will teach  the Program’s Capstone Seminar in Engineering and Society; develop and teach  interdisciplinary courses that attract students from across campus as well as in the  major; work closely with students through independent study and undergraduate  research; and advise Engineering Studies majors.  Candidates must have at least one  degree in engineering and be committed to teaching and scholarship in one or more  areas within STS.  The successful candidate will demonstrate that he or she is  committed to pedagogical excellence and scholarship in an exclusively  undergraduate, liberal arts environment; prior teaching experience is desirable.  Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community: one that is  inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students,  and staff.  All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating,  maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued,  equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced.  Lafayette College is an equal  opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.  To  apply, send a CV, letter of application that includes a description of teaching and  scholarly interests, and list of three potential references to  STSsearch@lafayette.edu.  Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2010. For more information please see the Engineering Studies website at http://es.lafayette.edu/

"Quantitative Design Tools" by Urjan Jacobs at fPET-2010

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