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  • Employment Opportunity, Senior Advisor on Responsible Research and Innovation, Norway

    PostedThursday, July 20, 2017 AT 10:06 AM

    The Center for Technology and Society at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway, is looking for a Senior advisor on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) for the Center of Digital Life Norway (DLN).  The advisor will have a central role in developing RRI within DLN and in developing responsible biotechnology R&D in Norway. He or she will also have an important role in developing DLN’s career program for young researchers. This full-time position for 3.5 years is an outstanding opportunity to gain a visible position at the interface between social studies and humanities (SSH) research and digital biotechnology.

    Center for Digital Life Norway (DLN) is a national center for biotechnology research, education, and innovation. For more information, see:  The Center for Technology and Society at the Department for Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture, NTNU, is leading the RRI work in DLN. The ...

  • Call for Nominations: AAAS Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award

    PostedWednesday, June 28, 2017 AT 10:27 AM


    The award recognizes scientists or engineers or their associations whose exemplary actions have fostered scientific freedom and responsibility. Such achievements can include acting to protect the public's health, safety or welfare; focusing public attention on important potential impacts of science and technology on society by their responsible participation in public policy debates; or establishing important new precedents in carrying out the social responsibilities or in defending the professional freedom of scientists and engineers.

    While some of the awardees have risked their freedom and even physical safety by their actions, others are honored for activities that demonstrate their devotion to the values most honored in the scientific community. Additionally, although some award winners are distinguished scientists or scholars, this is not a ...

  • S.NET abstract call for travel support and publication opportunities

    PostedTuesday, June 20, 2017 AT 3:41 PM

    The Society for the Studies of New and Emerging Technologies (S.NET) is happy to invite students, postdoctoral researchers, junior scholars, researchers who are members of communities that are underrepresented in STEM education and research, and independent scholars who have minimal funds to cover the costs to attend conferences, to submit abstracts for S.NET 2017.  The Society will likely be able to offer financial assistance to a small number of these applicants.

    This conference will convene from October 9-11, 2017, at Arizona State University (ASU) in Phoenix/Tempe, Arizona, United States (US). 

    Applicants should submit their abstracts for poster or paper presentations to no later than June 11, 2017, using the subject line “S.NET 2017 special submission.”


  • Ethics Assessment of Research and Innovation

    PostedTuesday, June 20, 2017 AT 3:37 PM

    The International Conference on Sustainable Development Goals: Actors and Implementation will be held on the 18th and 19th September 2017 in Barcelona.

    This conference aims to create a permanent and multidisciplinary knowledge network on the implementation of the sustainable development goals (SDGs), where all stakeholders will learn from each other: universities, governments, cities and public and social agencies.

    There will be a parallel session dedicated to RRI: “Responsible Research and Innovation: a new concept for a new society?”.

    The conference will feature more than 40 speakers from around 20 countries who will exchange knowledge, ideas, experiences and expectations relating to the challenges involved with the SDGs. Through a combination of keynote presentations by renowned experts, round tables and parallel sessions, the conference seeks to open a debate among the different stakeholders on solutions for a sustainable ...

  • Engineering, Social Justice and Peace Conference

    PostedTuesday, June 20, 2017 AT 3:35 PM

    Engineering, Social Justice and Peace Conference

    Jan 25th to 27th 2018 San Diego, US

    Valuing and honoring our commitments


    ESJP 13 at the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, USD

    The Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering at the University of San Diego is delighted to host the 13th annual Engineering, Social Justice and Peace (ESJP) conference January 25th-27th 2018. This conference celebrates the commitment that USD and the Shiley-Marcos School have made through their RED (Revolutionizing Engineering Departments) program to support the development of engineering students who are “changemakers” for social justice, economic development and sustainability on a global scale.


    ESJP was founded in 2004 by a group of academics who questioned the complex relationship that engineering has with social and environmental justice. In order to ensure that continuing and future practices were not explicitly or unwittingly supporting injustices but actively promoting ...

  • Save the date: National Data Integrity Conference Oct 5-6

    PostedTuesday, May 2, 2017 AT 10:31 AM



    NDIC 2017
    The Human Side of Data:
    from the societal impacts to everyday practice
    on Oct 5-6
    in Ft. Collins, Colorado!

    The National Data Integrity Conference is back! We're gathering a diverse group of experts to talk through some of the biggest challenges facing people who work with data.

    • Theme: The Human Side of Data: from the societal impacts to everyday practice.
    • Location: North Ballroom, Lory Student Center, Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.
    • Dates: Oct 5-6, 2017
    • Pre-conference Data Carpentry Workshop: Oct 3-4, 2017
    • Submit a presentation proposal! (Details below)

    Over the last two years, researchers, technologists, administrators, grant funders, librarians, research integrity officers, students, and faculty alike have met to share ...

  • Reminder: Registration is Open for the Union College Symposium on Engineering and Liberal Education

    PostedTuesday, May 2, 2017 AT 10:30 AM

    We are delighted to have Dr. Henry Petroski of Duke University as the Keynote Speaker of the Tenth Symposium on Engineering and Liberal Education. The title and abstract of Dr. Petroski’s talk can be found at (


    The program at-a-glance can be found at ( The program is packed with interesting papers and exciting workshops.


    ​​Registration for the Symposium is free and includes all meals. ​​We invite you to register on the website ( at your earliest convenience but no later than May 19th if you wish to attend Friday and/or Saturday dinner(s).


    A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at the Hampton Inn in Schenectady and the special symposium rate is available throughMay 2nd. Please see ( for more details on travel and ...

  • Fifth Annual Integrated Network on Social Sustainability (INSS) Conference - June 6-7, 2017

    PostedMonday, May 1, 2017 AT 10:50 AM


    The 2017 conference theme is "Smart, Connected Communities." The keynote speaker is David Ludlow, Associate Professor, European Smart Cities at the University of the West of England.

    The conference will be held across the following sites and online

    • Charlotte, NC (host)
    • Atlanta, GA
    • Baltimore, MD
    • Lima, Peru

    The Center for Engineering Ethics and Society at the National Academy of Engineering is co-sponsoring the Baltimore meeting at the University of Baltimore William H. Thumel Sr. Business Center, 11 W. Mt. Royal Avenue, Baltimore MD 21201.


    The agenda for the Baltimore location, and the registration form, are available at

    General information for the INSS meeting is available at


  • National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Public Briefing Event for "Fostering Integrity in Research"

    PostedFriday, April 7, 2017 AT 1:03 PM

    The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are releasing the report, Fostering Integrity in Research, which examines challenges to scientific integrity facing the research enterprise and recommends steps that individual scientists, research sponsors, research institutions, journal publishers, and professional societies should take to meet these challenges and better protect integrity in research. To celebrate this reports release, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are holding a Public Briefing Event on Tuesday, April 11 at 2:00 PM EDT in the Lecture Room at the National Academy of Sciences Building at 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW in Washington DC.

    During the Public Briefing Event, discussion of the report will be led by three members of the authoring committee:

    • Robert Nerem (chair), Institute Professor Emeritus, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta
    • C. K. Gunsalus, director, National Center for Professional and Research Ethics, ...
  • Marie Curie Individual Fellowship in Responsible Innovation at HiOA, Oslo

    PostedFriday, April 7, 2017 AT 1:02 PM

    At the Research Group for Responsible Innovation in Oslo, we are currently seeking candidates that are interested in collaborating on applying for an EC Marie Curie Individual Fellowship. Marie Curie Individual Fellowships support individual, trans-national fellowships awarded to the best or most promising researchers of any nationality, for employment in EU Member States or Associated Countries. It is based on an application made jointly by the researcher and the beneficiary in the academic or non-academic sectors.

    We have a call out for candidates that wish to collaborate with us on developing such proposals. 

  • Save the Date: 2018 Forum on Philosophy, Engineering and Technology

    PostedFriday, April 7, 2017 AT 1:01 PM

    The 2018 Forum on Philosophy, Engineering and Technology (fPET) will occur May 30-June 1 of 2018 at the University of Maryland, College Park, in Maryland, near Washington DC, USA.

    fPET is a biennial meeting for philosophers, engineers as well as interested humanities and social science scholars. The website for the conference is now live at: and there is an associated twitter: @Phil_Engineer

    The mission of fPET is:

    • to encourage reflection on engineering, engineers, and technology and
    • to build bridges between existing organizations of philosophers and of engineers.

    fPET follows in the tradition of the 2007 Workshop on Philosophy and Engineering (WPE) at Technical University- Delft as well as several successive fPET meetings. Research from past fPET meetings has been published in the Springer series on Philosophy of Engineering and Technology. 

    The forum will be organized around three areas of investigation: philosophy ...

  • Society for Business Ethics Best Dissertation Award

    PostedFriday, March 31, 2017 AT 11:07 AM



    **Submissions due May 1, 2017**

    The Society for Business Ethics (SBE) is soliciting abstracts for dissertations completed between May 1, 2016, and April 30, 2017, to be considered for SBE's Best Dissertation Award. While dissertations must focus on business ethics, work from all disciplines is welcome. The purpose of the award is to recognize the dissertation that, in the judgment of the committee, most clearly demonstrates the potential to contribute to substantial advances in business ethics research and practice.

    Those wishing to be considered for the award should submit a 10-page abstract. Prior candidates for the award are not eligible for reconsideration. From among the abstracts, three finalists will be selected and asked to submit full-length dissertations. The award winner will be announced at SBE's Annual Meeting in August.

    A complete submission will include these 3 separate attachments, all in PDF format ...

  • Tenth Symposium on Engineering and Liberal Education

    PostedFriday, March 31, 2017 AT 11:05 AM

    Tenth Symposium on Engineering and Liberal Education

    June 2 & 3, 2017

    Union College, Schenectady, NY


    We are delighted to announce that the Keynote speaker of the Tenth Symposium on Engineering and Liberal Education will be Dr. Henry Petroski of Duke University (


    We invite you to submit an abstract to the Symposium. We invite abstracts on any topics that relate to how engineering integrates into a ...

  • Postdoctoral Position in Ethics and Climate Change

    PostedFriday, March 31, 2017 AT 11:03 AM

    Postdoctoral Position in Ethics and Climate Change

    The University Center for Human Values (UCHV) and the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) at Princeton University invite applications for a fulltime postdoctoral research associate or more senior position working at the intersection of ethics and global change to contribute to the Climate Futures Initiative in Science, Values, and Policy (CFI) – a jointly supported research program. Our aim is to support a scholar whose research agenda focuses on the ethical dimensions of climate change, informed by knowledge of climate science and policy.  Applicants trained in moral and political philosophy, political theory, normative economics, and related areas are encouraged to apply.

    The incumbent will be expected to be an active contributor to CFI and, in concert with the program’s faculty leadership and steering committee, will play a central role in planning the group’s activities. He/she will be encouraged to ...

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