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Location: Main Hall Humanities Faculty
P.º de la Senda del Rey, 7, 28040 Madrid
Basement

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Date: Monday, 15/Nov/2021
10:00am - 11:30amP01: P01: Diversity in Engineering Education: Support and Technologies
Location: Main Hall Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Dr. Carina Soledad González-González, University of La Laguna, Spain
Session Chair: Prof. Nilza Aples, University of Technology, Jamaica, United States of America
Panelists:
Prof. Dr. Paloma Diaz, Dean of the School of Engineering, Telefónica-UC3M Chair on Women and Technology, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Prof. Dr. Manuel Förster, Professor for Economics and Vocational Education, School of Education, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Dr. Marlene Kanga, AM FTSE Hon. FIChemE Hon.FIE (Aust), President 2017-2019 World Federation of Engineering Organisations, Australia
Prof. Dietmar Rempfer, Director, School of Engineering, Purdue University Northwest, USA
Didem Demir, Arcelik
Our current society expects engineers being socially responsible by deploying solutions that put social benefits and interest ahead other criteria. Diversity is without doubt a key issue to be addressed in this context. There are many examples of engineered products that have been conceived and tailored keeping in mind a stereotyped user who only fits a very specific type of person, chiefly middle aged white men. This situation has led to biased products that are not useful for more than half of their potential users. For this reason, the panel will focus on this topic and show some examples on how to integrate activities that contribute to open up our students perception about their role as engineers in terms of design for diversity and inclusion.
Besides, the Covid situation has accelerated the use of e- and blended learning concepts to a great extent. From an ethical perspective of learning, it should be ensured that as far as possible all learners are promoted -or at least not disadvantaged - by the use of digital concepts and media. However, it has not yet been clarified whether digital measures promote the learning success of all learners in the best possible way or whether certain groups (high-performing vs. low-performing students, female vs. male students, students with and without a migration background) benefit in particular or maybe more than others. The panel will raise the question of what ethical standards education must meet and what general factors influencing learning with digital media.
Finally, the panel will discuss about the International Engineering Benchmarks for Graduate Attributes and Professional Competencies for engineers of the future. Implementation of the Graduate Attributes and Professional competencies Framework has commenced and is expected to transform engineering education and practices with engineers who are inclusive and able to work effectively in diverse teams, think critically and thoughtfully about the impact of their work, considerate of broad ethical considerations and be committed to adapting to new technologies and pedagogies as well as lifelong learning.
12:00pm - 1:30pmP02: Students Projects and Leadership
Location: Main Hall Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Prof. Sunil Maharaj, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Session Chair: María Laura Polo González, Student Platform for Engineering Education Development (SPEED), United States of America
Panelists:
FH-Prof. Dr. Eithne Knappitsch, Program Director, Intercultural Management, School of Management I Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Austria
Dr. Mrs. Sushma S. Kulkarni, Ph.D., M.E Civil (C&M), B.E.Civil, Director, Rajarambapu Institute of Technology, Sangli, Maharashtra, India Vice Chair, Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC) India Chapter. Convener CII Industry-Academia Relationship Cell, Southern Maharashtra Chapter
Anna Zinenko
Svetlana Buko
Yashin Brijmohan, Co-Chairperson: Africa Asia Pacific Engineering Council & Chair: Engineering Education, FAEO
Shivani Khare, Global Manager (Operations & Product), University of Emerging Technologies, India
1:30pm - 3:30pmOpen: Opening session and Keynotes
Location: Main Hall Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Prof. Michael Auer, IAOE, Austria
Session Chair: Prof. Paloma Diaz, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Opening session:
Participants:
Ricardo Mairal, Rector UNED
Guillermo Cisneros, Rector UPM
Maria Joao Viamonte, President ISEP
Juan Romo, Rector UC3M
Alaa Ashmawy, President of IFEES
Sirin Tekinay, Chair of GEDC
Antonio Luque, IEEE Region 8 Director
Felipe Gómez Gallo, Vice President Student Affairs IFEES and President SPEED

Keynotes:
Themis Christophidou, Director-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, European Commission
Brenda Discher, Senior VP, Business Strategy & Marketing, Siemens
Xavier Fouger, Global Academia Programs Senior Director, Dassault Systems
Keynotes:
Themis Christophidou, Director-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, European Commission

Brenda Discher, Senior VP, Business Strategy & Marketing, Siemens

Xavier Fouger, Global Academia Programs Senior Director, Dassault Systemes
3:30pm - 5:00pmP03: Inclusive and Sustainable Online Education
Location: Main Hall Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Dr. Russ Meier, Milwaukee School of Engineering, United States of America
Session Chair: Dr. Michael K J Milligan, ABET, United States of America
Panelists:
Prof. Saurabh Sinha, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Internationalisation, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
María Isabel Pozzo, Researcher at National Scientific and Technical Research Council of Argentina, Full Professor at National University of Rosario, Argentina
Prof. Babak D. Beheshti, Dean, College of Engineering and Computing Sciences, New York Institute of Technology, USA
Leslie Martinich, President, Competitive Focus, USA
Lauren Muller, Director, EMEA, Coursera, UK
The COVID-19 period has been challenging for higher education institutions (HEIs) around the world. During this period, a number of HEIs have moved to an online approach. Over the past 3-years, HEIs have been challenged to prepare students for a changing future world of work. For both HEI staff and students, it appears that COVID-19 has catalysed this. The post-COVID-19 period appears to be a dawn of a new horizon, a period of renewed hope, how do we re-invent ourselves to sustain the innovations?
5:30pm - 7:00pmP1256: Lifelong Learning in a Changing World: A Vision from the eMadrid Project
Location: Main Hall Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Dr. Sergio Martin, UNED - Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain
Session Chair: Dr. Pedro Muñoz-Merino, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Panelists:
Carlos Delgado Kloos, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M)
Ruth Cobos Pérez, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM)
Baltasar Fernández-Manjón, Universidad Complu-tense de Madrid (UCM)
Miguel Rodríguez Artacho, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED)
Edmundo Tovar, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)
Ángel Velázquez Iturbide, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC)

The effect of a changing world is being analyzed by this panel from the eMadrid network with respect to how the educational system should be not just at the traditional years of Bachelor and Master studies, but also along the whole life. Technologies change our daily life and the future of work, and therefore what needs to be studied and what skills need to be taught. They also impact the teaching process itself liberating itself from space and time.
The world is changing continuously, but there are milestones where one can recognize significant changes. These milestones are not single points in time, they are periods of transition. Not recognizing these fundamental shifts or not willing to accept them due to inertia are a bad basis for a bright future. Life and work are not the same in the agricultural era than in the industrial era. And so are the education systems. Apprenticeships were replaced by universities shaped by metaphor of the conveyor belt.
The question now is: how should education be in the information society? Higher-education institutions still follow today the patterns of the industrial society, but many aspects are changing. Let’s mention a few: rapid increase of knowledge volume, changing professions and appearance of new ones, changing demography and migration, longer lives, need for new skills, new teaching methods and tools, lifelong and life-wide learning, … The field is broad and has many different implications. Much has been written [1] and action needs to be taken urgently.
This broad and important field is being analyzed by this panel from different perspectives.
eMadrid (https://www.emadridnet.org/index.php/en/) is the Excellence Network about educational technology funded by the Regional Government of Madrid. The panelists are members of the Management Committee of eMadrid, representing the 6 universities that are partners in the project.
 

Lifelong Learning in a Changing World: A Vision from the eMadrid Project

Carlos Delgado Kloos1, Ruth Cobos Pérez2, Baltasar Fernández-Manjón3, Miguel Rodríguez Artacho4, Edmundo Tovar5, Ángel Velázquez Iturbide6

1Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain; 2Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain; 3Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain; 4UNED, Spain; 5Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain; 6Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain

 
Date: Tuesday, 16/Nov/2021
12:00pm - 1:30pmP05: The UNESCO Engineering Report: Engineering for Sustainable Development
Location: Main Hall Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Dr. Amal KASRY, UNESCO, France
Session Chair: Rovani Sigamoney, UNESCO, France
Panelists:
Prof. Tariq Durrani, co-chair of the Advisory Board of the Report - Background
Dawn Bonfield,Diversity and Women in Engineering
Soma Chakrabarti, Lifelong learning in Engineering
Yuan Si and the International Centre of Engineering Education (ICEE), Inter-regional trends in engineering around the world
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1:30pm - 3:30pmIFEES01: IFEES Awards and Keynotes
Location: Main Hall Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Dr. Alaa Ashmawy, IFEES, Egypt
Session Chair: PJ Boardman, MathWorks, United States of America
Session Chair: Prof. Michael Auer, IAOE, Austria
IFEES Awards and Keynotes

Welcome: Alaa Ashmawy
Commemoration of Luis Scavarda: Uriel Cukierman
IFEES Duncan Fraser Award History: Ariela Sofer
Presentation by MathWorks, P.J. Boardman

Mathworks Keynote: Dr. Tanya Morton, "Tackling Climate Change with Education, Research, and Industrial Collaboration", Director Worldwide Customer Success Engineering, MathWorks
In a recent Times Higher Education Leaders survey, 80% of leaders in higher education said that the pursuit of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) informs how their institution operates. Climate action is amongst the most critical of the SDGs - if we don’t tackle climate change, then many of the other SDGs will become unattainable. In this talk, we’ll look at the 3 elements of the Paris Agreement as a framework for climate action, and highlight examples of how engineers and scientists are contributing to the goals of the agreement. We’ll then take a deeper dive into the engineering megatrend that is the electrification of everything. We will look at examples of how engineers and scientists are collaborating across Education, Research and Industry to tackle the climate crisis. Finally, we will share resources that can help engineering educators prepare students to address the world’s grand challenges.

Introduction of Duncan Fraser Award Recipient: Ariela Sofer
Comments from Duncan Fraser Recipient: William Oakes
Presentation by Sponsor: CTI – Michael Auer, CEO and Founding President, IAoE/CTI

Introduction to Lueny Morell Award, Video, & Announcement of 2022 Lueny Morell Award: Uriel Cukierman and Waldemar Ramirez
Recipient of Lueny Morell Award Comments: Viviana Curatolo and Jorge Almiña
Questions, answers and comments
Panel and participants

Final Comments: Alaa Ashmawy

2021 Duncan Fraser Award: William Oakes
2021 Lueny Morell Award for Educational Innovation in Higher Education in STEAM Award: Viviana Curatolo and Jorge Almiña
2021 Duncan Fraser Award Recipient: William Oakes
In recognition of William Oakes work on re-envisioning engineering education, IFEES honors William Oakes with the 2021 IFEES Duncan Fraser Global Award for Excellence in Engineering Education.
William Oakes will be celebrated during the 2021 World Engineering Education Forum, for more information about his accomplishments, click here
A special thank you goes out to our sponsors, without whom this great initiative would not be possible. The 2021 IFEES Duncan Fraser Global Award is supported by Mathworks represented by P.J. Boardman and CTI represented by Michael Auer.

2021 Lueny Morell Award for Educational Innovation in Higher Education in STEAM
Finally, IFEES present the for the first time the 2021 Lueny Morell Award for Educational Innovation in Higher Education in STEAM to Viviana Curatolo and Jorge Almiña from Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Facultad Regional Buenos Aires, Argentina, for their proposal of The Entropía Project.
In this way, InnovaHiEd Academy honors the memory of its founder, Lueny Morell, a woman who was characterized by her ability to connect people and entities in favor of educational improvement, with a truly global impact, and 2021 Lueny Morell Award for Educational Innovation in Higher Education in STEAM is supported by CTI/IAoE represented by Michael Auer

This session will honor the IFEES Duncan Fraser Award and the first ever Lueny Morell Award recipients, the sponsors who made this award possible, and the jury members who worked fervently to deliberate the winners.
In recognition of his work on re-envisioning engineering education, IFEES honors William Oakes with the 2021 IFEES Duncan Fraser Global Award for Excellence in Engineering Education.
A special thank you goes out to our sponsors, without whom this great initiative would not be possible. The 2021 IFEES Duncan Fraser Global Award is supported by MathWorks represented by P.J. Boardman and CTI represented by Michael Auer. The 2021 Lueny Morrell Award was facilitated by InnovaHiEd and sponsored by CTI and IAOE.
Hereby, the independent Jury established to define the Lueny Morell Award for educational innovation in Higher Education in STEAM has decided to grant the aforementioned award to the nomination presented by Viviana Curatolo and Jorge Almiña from Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Facultad Regional Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Entropía Project presented by the aforementioned candidacy, considered the context of the initiative, its educational impact and, above all, its social impact.
In this way, InnovaHiEd Academy honors the memory of its founder, Lueny Morell, a woman who was characterized by her ability to connect people and entities in favor of educational improvement, with a truly global impact.
3:30pm - 5:00pmP1217: Presidents Forum: Peace Engineering - A Call to Action 2020-2030
Location: Main Hall Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Dr. Ramiro Jordan, ISTEC-UNM, United States of America
Session Chair: Dr. Alfredo Soeiro, AECEF, Portugal
Session Chair: Prof. Uriel Ruben Cukierman, UTN, Argentine Republic
Panelists:
Manel Martinez-Ramon, King Felipe VI Endowed Chair, Professor, University of New Mexico
Bernard Amadei, UC-Boulder, founder Engineers without Borders-USA
Bruce Cahan, UrbanLogic
Giovanna Fiorillo, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Carlos Fuquene, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Joseph Hughes, Drexel University
Ramiro Jordan, University of New Mexico
Donna Koechner, University of New Mexico
Tagwa Musa, Sudan University of Science and Technology
Mira Olson, Drexel University
Blanca Oviedo, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Margarita Quihuis, Peace Innovation Lab - Stanford
Aniek van Kersen, Peace Engineering Consortium
Felipe Gómez Gallo, Vice President Student Affairs IFEES and President SPEED
Peace Engineering is the application of science, technology, and engineering principles to promote and support peace. It recognizes the important contribution that engineering, the social sciences and other disciplines can make toward a world where prosperity, sustainability, social equity, entrepreneurship, transparency, community voice and engagement, and a culture of quality thrive.
There are urgent calls to action by the National Academy of Engineering , the Nobel Prize Summit , the United Nations, global scientists and others to address and solve, in this decade (2020 – 2030), crucial and widely recognized global challenges before they become more complex and more environmentally, financially, and socially costly; before we reach the point of no return.

WEEF-GEDC 2021 Peace Engineering Panel Pre-conference Discussion:
We will have a Pre-conference discussion, panelists for the WEEF-GEDC 2021 Presidents Forum challenge viewers to get involved.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_0clF-OCLQ
 

WEEF-GEDC 2021 Peace Engineering Panel

Alfredo Soeiro1, Uriel Cukierman2, Ramiro Jordan3

1Porto University, Portugal; 2Universidad Tecnologica Nacional, Buenos Aires, Argentina; 3University of New Mexico, USA

 
Date: Wednesday, 17/Nov/2021
12:00pm - 1:30pmRTop: Rising to the Top: Women Engineering Leaders Share their Personal Journeys to Professional Success
Location: Main Hall Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Dr. Renetta Garrison Tull, University of Calfornia Davis, United States of America
Session Chair: Dr. Soma Chakrabarti, ANSYS, Inc., United Kingdom
Session Organizers:
Sushma S. Kulkarni (India), Tagwa Musa (Sudan), Stephanie Farrell (USA), Khairiyah Mohd Yusof (Malaysia), Edmundo Tovar (Spain), Prathiba Nagabhushan (Australia), Didem Demir (Turkey), with Hans J. Hoyer, Aliki Pappas, and Salma Wahba for IFEES.

Panelists:

Sponsors:
1. Didem Demir, Arcelik
2. Michael Milligan, ABET

VOLUME-I:
1. Soma Chakrabarti
2. Renetta G. Tull
3. Maria João Viamonte
4. Jane Goodyer

VOLUME-II:
5. Elisa María Ruiz Navas

VOLUME-III:
6. Dr. Divya Nalla
7. Ms. Reena Dayal

VOLUME-IV:
8. Prof. Bancy Mati
9. Dr. Ilham Kissani
The 2021 WEEF/GEDC meeting is proud to continue to uplift the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 – Gender Equality, and SDG 10 – Reduced Inequalities, by bringing the IFEES/GEDC “Rising to the Top” book series on global women engineering leaders to the 2021 conference venue. IFEES/GEDC says the following about the series:
“For innovations to continue to evolve, it’s necessary to balance gender representation in the field and ensure engineering advancements include all members of society. Rising to the Top provides an intimate and inspiring look into the experiences that have shaped the lives and careers of women engineering leaders from around the world, from Sudan to Chile to Malaysia, and many points in between.”
Today’s session will feature women engineering leaders from these volumes, and will have representation from various parts of the world.

Read more about Rising to the Top:
https://www.gedcouncil.org/rising-to-the-top/
and join us as we continue to elevate global women engineering leaders to be part of the global initiative to highlight women in STEM.
1:30pm - 3:30pmGEDC02: GEDC Diversity Award and Keynotes / Joint session GEDC/EDC
Location: Main Hall Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Prof. Sirin Tekinay, GEDC, United States of America
Session Chair: Dr. Natacha DePaola, Illinois Institute of Technology, United States of America
Joint session GEDC (Global Engineering Deans Council) and EDC (European Deans Council)

Invited speakers:
RAI (Real Academia de la Ingeniería): Javier Pérez de Vargas
UGC (University Global Coalition): Stefano Battilosi, (UC3M)

GEDC Diversity Award presentation:
Siemens presentation: Dora Smith, Siemens
George Mason University presentation: Kenneth Ball, George Mason University

Award finalists presentations:
Eva Cheng Eva, Director, Women in Engineering and IT, University of Technology Sydney, ‘STEM x’ supporting engagement and inclusion from the elementary school classroom to ‘Lucy’ university-industry student mentoring
Leticia Almaguer and Patricia Jacques, Professor, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Patrones Hermosos (Beautiful Patterns)
María Gabriela Mago Ramos, Teacher, Universidad Libre, The Role of the female engineer in Maintenance
presented by: Marshall Sheldon, Elizabeth Croft and Leo Kempel.

The GEDC Diversity Award aims to shine a light on successful projects that inspire students from all profiles and backgrounds to study and succeed in engineering. The long-term goal of the award is to increase diversity among the global community of engineers so that the engineering industry reflects the diversity of the communities it supports, with diversity recognized as a driver for innovation and growth. Join the GEDC in celebrating the 2021 Diversity Award Finalists and learn about their important initiatives. The 2021 Diversity Award Recipient will be announced in this session after final deliberation.
Date: Thursday, 18/Nov/2021
10:00am - 11:30amP06: Synergy R&D in Materials, Circular Economy and Projects in Engineering
Location: Main Hall Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Prof. Uriel Ruben Cukierman, UTN, Argentine Republic
Session Chair: Prof. Andre Fidalgo, Isep, Portugal
Panelists:
Prof. Seeram Ramakrishna, FREng, Everest Chair, Circular Economy Taskforce Chair, National University of Singapore
Dr Archana Mantri, Vice Chancellor, Chitkara University, India
Zhenghe Xu, Founding Dean, College of Engineering, SUSTech, China
Prof. Cristina Trois, Former Dean, Head of the School of Engineering at UKZN, South Africa

1:30pm - 3:30pmClose: Closing session, Keynotes and WEEF/GEDC 2022
Location: Main Hall Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Dr. Alaa Ashmawy, IFEES, Egypt
Session Chair: Prof. Sunil Maharaj, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Session Chair: Prof. Paloma Diaz, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Keynotes:
Paul Gilbert, CEO Quanser, presenting an interview with Juan Nasarre, Country Manager, Mathworks and Prof. Natacha de Paola, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Director of the IllinoisTech Digital Medical Engineering & Technology (IDMET) Center, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA, GEDC Ambassador

Presentation of the WEEF/GEDC 2022: Sunil Maharaj, University of Pretoria, ZA
Presentation of the WEEF/GEDC 2023

Closing session:
Participants:
Rosa M. Aranda, ViceRector UNED
Fernando Vela, ViceRector UPM
Carlos Delgado Kloos, ViceRector UC3M
Maria Joao Viamonte, President ISEP
Martin Llamas, President Elect IEEE Education Society
Peter Nagy, Vice Chair IEEE Region 8
Maria Laura Polo, Vice President Education Development SPEED
Hans J. Hoyer, IFEES Secretary General and Executive Secretary GEDC
Edmundo Tovar, President IEEE Education Society
Manuel Castro, Past Division Director IEEE
Keynotes:
Paul Gilbert, CEO Quanser, presenting an interview with Juan Nasarre, Country Manager, Mathworks and Prof. Natacha de Paola, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Director of the IllinoisTech Digital Medical Engineering & Technology (IDMET) Center, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA, GEDC Ambassador

3:30pm - 5:00pmP07: Mental Wellness in Classroom Panel: How can we help?
Location: Main Hall Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Dr. Kim Johnston, University of Calgary, Canada
Session Chair: Dr. Melissa Ann Boyce, University of Calgary, Canada
Panelists:
Kim Johnston, Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
Agnes D’Entremont, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Peter Ostafichuk, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Juan Abello, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Melissa Boyce, Department of Psychology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
Mental Wellbeing of university students is increasingly becoming an important topic to discuss. According to student surveys, a majority of university students report feeling overwhelmed, sad, anxious and lonely. This information brings up the question; What can we, as course instructors, do to positively impact student wellbeing on campus? While we acknowledge this is a very complex topic, each of the panelists and facilitator in this session have developed one or more initiatives to support student wellbeing. In this session, we will describe our initiatives and discuss their successes and challenges. We will invite questions and discussions from our audience members. We hope that this session inspires others with ideas to bring back to their home institutions.
The facilitator and panelists of this session have extensive experience teaching undergraduate students. As course instructors, we have found it uncomfortably common to hear student concerns relating to managing stress and the workload, and even occasionally sharing with us their suicidal thoughts. While many of the students know that there are mental wellness supports in place, they are not well utilized – survey responses from students at one of our institution indicate that only 8% of students have accessed the available campus mental wellbeing resources.
In this panel, we will discuss perspectives on engineering student mental wellness across several different programs at two Canadian universities. Each panelist has developed one or more initiatives to support student mental wellness. The initiatives include; administering wellbeing surveys in first year engineering; creating online wellbeing content, inviting guest lecturers into the classroom to discuss mental wellbeing, developing mental wellbeing classroom activities, assigning reflection assignments in courses, creating weekly email wellbeing check-ins, and more.
We will discuss the initiatives that have been implemented. We will highlight successes (what worked well) and challenges (what didn’t work well).
5:30pm - 7:00pmP09: Ethics and Sustainability in Engineering
Location: Main Hall Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Prof. Claudio R Brito, Science and Education Research Organization, Portugal
Session Chair: Dr. Thomas Lee, McMaster University, Canada
Panelists:
Prof. Nael Barakat, Ph.D. P.Eng. FASME, Professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Texas at Tyler, USA
Iana Aranda, Director, Engineering Global Development, ASME, USA
Rob Schneider, Executive Director, Lemelson Foundation, USA
Yannis C. Yortsos, Dean, USC Viterbi School of Engineering, USA
Mario Bernabé Chauca Saavedra, Advisor reviewer, Vice-Rectorate of Research and Researcher Professor, Ricardo Palma University, Peru
Engineering ethics and sustainability are hot topics of critical importance to both the society and the profession.  However, these two topics would never receive their fair share in an engineering curriculum because of the limited space left after all the hard skills and university requirements have taken their space.  Moreover, engineers do not seem to provide much of their attention to such topics due to the heavy load and concentration required to execute engineering projects.  This situation generates a significant need that inspires engineering educators to be innovative in the content and pedagogy that helps raise awareness of this side of engineering education and bring the context of society to the practice of engineering.  The importance and significance of engineering activities and its impact on society necessitates the inclusion of ethics as part of engineering as much as the need for engineers to participate in public policy with good awareness of the impact of their profession and a clear picture of their limits.  Meanwhile, this is the same basis for sustainability and the need for understanding and integrating sustainability ideas, and practices in engineering as much as any societal endeavors.  This panel will bring some fundamentals thoughts and basis related to the societal impact of engineering and the role of engineering ethics  as well as the placement of sustainability in this matrix.  The panel will also focus on certain areas of contemporary concern which supports and calls for engineering to be the solution for social and environmental concerns while preserving the limits and supporting the profession.
Date: Friday, 19/Nov/2021
10:00am - 1:00pmSt08: Student Forum and coffee
Location: Main Hall Humanities Faculty
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The coffee break will be from 11 am to 11:30 am in the Lobby of the Main Hall of the Humanities building
3:00pm - 5:00pmSt09: Student Forum closing
Location: Main Hall Humanities Faculty

 
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