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Fall 2019 Colloquia

Check back soon for more information on the computer science seminar series. Unless otherwise noted, the seminars meet on Tuesdays at 4pm in Stanley Thomas 302. If you would like to receive notices about upcoming seminars, you can subscribe to the announcement listserv.

Sept 3

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Sept 6

Cultivating Students' Moral Imagination in Science, Technology, and Engineering Courses

Emanuelle Burton | University of Illinois at Chicago

This event will be held on Friday, 9/6/2019, from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in Stanley Thomas, Room 316. Please note the special weekday and venue for this event.

Abstract: Many engineering and science fields accreditation bodies require student instruction on ethics education. While typically this takes the form of case studies relating to research conduct, we contend that a meaningful education in ethics requires more than just transmitting information. An effective course enables students to begin (or continue) the work of self-transformation into more thoughtful and conscientious citizens of the profession and the world. How can we create classrooms and curricula that create the conditions for our students' transformation? And how can we as instructors induce students to undertake the messy and challenging work that this transformation entails? This session will include both a brief talk and an open discussion. 

About the Speaker: Emanuelle Burton is a lecturer in ethics for the CS department at UIC. She holds a PhD in religion and literature form the University of Chicago. She is the co-author, with Judy Goldsmith, Nicholas Mattei, Sara-Jo Swiatek, and Corey Siler, of the forthcoming textbook "Understanding Technology Ethics Through Science Fiction," from MIT Press. Her courses have recently been featured in Wired Magazine (https://www.wired.com/story/how-we-learn-computer-science-ethics/) and the Communications of the ACM (https://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2018/8/229765-how-to-teach-computer-ethics-through-science-fiction/fulltext).

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Kristi Potter | National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

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