Reimagining ethics education for peace engineering

Wenda Bauschpies, J. Britt Holbrook, Elliot P. Douglas, Yanna Lambrinidou, E. Yvonne Lewis

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Abstract

Recent disasters, including the Flint water crisis, the Volkswagen emissions scandal, and the post-hurricane scandal in Puerto Rico, reflect a moral failure to respond to the social dimensions of engineering. We employ three jumping-off points: Ideological foundations in the culture of engineering education, dominant imaginaries of «community-engaged» research and practice, and the instruction of engineering ethics. We share the belief that these deficiencies are interconnected and mutually reinforcing, and more importantly that they render engineers vulnerable to causing or perpetuating injustice inside and outside the walls of the profession, and blind to recognizing such injustice when it occurs. In response, we propose how a focus on peace engineering can put engineers in dialogue with the publics they serve.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 World Engineering Education Forum - Global Engineering Deans Council, WEEF-GEDC 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538677636
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 29 2019
Event2018 World Engineering Education Forum - Global Engineering Deans Council, WEEF-GEDC 2018 - Albuquerque, United States
Duration: Nov 12 2018Nov 16 2018

Publication series

Name2018 World Engineering Education Forum - Global Engineering Deans Council, WEEF-GEDC 2018

Conference

Conference2018 World Engineering Education Forum - Global Engineering Deans Council, WEEF-GEDC 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAlbuquerque
Period11/12/1811/16/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Education

Keywords

  • community engagement
  • ethics
  • social justice

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