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December 13, 2011
SPARKS! Special: Ten Ethics Questions for Scientists and Engineers
Delft University of Technology
11:45 - Free lunch
12:00-1:00 pm lecture in room 1.98

Science and engineering in the broadest sense not only help us better understand the world in which we live; these fields also increase the power that we hold over the world. Unfortunately, neither science nor engineering comes with a recipe how to use that  power. This idea is captured by the writer Goswani who states that  "Creativity unguided is a two-edged sword. It can be used to enhance  the ego at the expense of civilization. One must apply creativity with wisdom." Helping students grow the wisdom how to use science and engineering responsibly is one of the goals of teaching ethics. In addition, students benefit from learning how to make ethical decisions in the daily practice of science. In this presentation, I present 10 ethics questions that help discover our values as scientists and engineers.

Dr. Roel Snieder,
Professor Roel Snieder holds the Keck Foundation Endowed Chair of Basic Exploration Science at the Colorado School of Mines. He is author of the textbooks  "A Guided Tour of  Mathematical Methods for the Physical Sciences" and "The Art of Being  a Scientist“ and a foreign member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

January 31, 2012
Ethics Education: the Good, the Bad, and Policy
Colorado School of Mines
Campus Lecture: 12:00–1:30 pm
SC Ballroom D -- all are welcome 
Faculty Workshop: 4:00–6:00 pm Table Mountain Inn -- pre-registration encouraged, space is limited

Dr. Michael D. Mumford
Center for Applied Social Research
University of Oklahoma

Dr. Michael D. Mumford is the George Lynn Cross Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology at the University of Oklahoma, where he directs the Center for Applied Social Research. He received his doctoral degree from the University of Georgia in 1983 in the fields of Industrial and Organizational Psychology and Psychometrics.  Dr. Mumford is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (Divisions 3, 5, 10, 14), the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the American Psychological Society.  He has authored more than 300 articles on creativity, leadership, planning and ethics.  He has served as senior editor of The Leadership Quarterly and is on the editorial boards of the Creativity Research Journal, the Journal of Creative Behavior, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, and Ethics and Behavior.  Dr. Mumford has served as principle investigator on grants totaling more than $30 million from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, the Department of Labor, and the Department of State.  He is a recipient of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology’s M. Scott Myers Award for Applied Research in the Workplace.

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Photos from this event!

(Photography by Tonya Delborne)

Dr. Michael Mumford -- location: Table Mountain Inn

As part of the Ethics Across Campus inaugural event, internationally recognized research ethics teacher and scholar Prof. Michael Mumford (University of Oklahoma) was invited to CSM on January 30 and 31st, 2012.  While on campus he taught a class, had meals with students, gave a public lecture, and conducted a faculty workshop. This picture shows Prof. Mumford conducting the faculty workshop on lessons learned from implementing ethics education in his and other institutions. Also featured here are a few intent listeners (Roel Snieder, EAC co-director, and Wang Nan, a postdoctoral fellow from China, and from the back: Derek Morgan, EAC Committee Member and Studet Life, VP and Dean of Students)



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