A Discussion of the Importance of and Resources for Ethics Education in Engineering
- Friday, December 1, 2017 from 11:30am to 1:00pm
- Strand Union Building, 168 - view map
Join Beth Cady, Interim Director of the Center for Engineering Ethics and Society (CEES) and Program Officer in Engineering Education at the National Academy of Engineering in Washington, DC, for a discussion of current best practices, new directions, and resources in ethics education for engineering students. Lunch will be served.
Bio: Dr. Elizabeth T. Cady is the Interim Director of the Center for Engineering Ethics and Society (CEES) and a Program Officer in Engineering Education at the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and works on several projects that examine and enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of systems for the formal, informal, and lifelong education of engineers. She administers the Frontiers of Engineering Education symposium, which recognizes and supports innovative engineering faculty members, and staffs LinkEngineering, an online toolkit to support PreK-12 engineering education. Beth co-edited a collection of resources that translated research on women in science and engineering into short documents containing practical tips for faculty members to incorporate into their classrooms and other interactions with students and is also a co-author of several peer-reviewed conference presentations on engineering education topics such as building skills in project management and change leadership, diversity, and developing communities of practice within engineering education and engineering education research. She is currently involved in two consensus studies examining (1) the engineering education to workforce continuum, and (2) the capacity of preK-12 teachers to teach engineering. She earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Cognitive and Human Factors Psychology from Kansas State University and a B.A. in psychobiology and political science from Wheaton College in Massachusetts.