UDM to co-sponsor workplace ethics and education conference
Los Angeles will be the setting for the June 9-10, 2005, “Linking Workplace Ethics and Education” conference, co-sponsored by UDM, Loyola Marymount University and Gonzaga University. The conference will focus on ethics and social responsibility in engineering and technology.
E&S Dean Leo Hanifin, a member of the conference steering committee, explains, “There is ample evidence in today’s headlines of ethical failures in our nation and around the world. It is critical that we educate engineering professionals who are ethical and socially responsible. The engineering schools at Catholic universities are leaders in such education. This conference is an opportunity for us to exchange and proliferate our ideas related to the critical ethical issues facing engineers today.”
Presentations and discussions will focus on the following topics:
- common situations in which engineers experience the need for ethics
- effective approaches to teaching ethics and professional responsibility
- ethical challenges faced by engineers working in foreign countries
- analysis of possible lines of development for ethics codes in engineering
- the manner in which questions of professionalism, ethics and social responsibility shift in times of war and increased concern for national security.
The registration deadline for the conference is March 1.
Presentation abstracts of 300 words from academia and industry are due December 1 to Stebbins@gonzaga.edu. Select papers will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Science and Engineering Ethics in January 2006.
For more information, access www.gonzaga.edu/engineeringethics.