2009 Symposium on Engineering and Liberal Education

Engineering and the Liberal Arts: Educating the Stewards of a Sustainable Future

Hosted By Union College, June 5-6, 2009

Click here to download the 2009 Symposium program

Click here to download the 2009 Symposium Proceedings

Scroll down for links to Friday and Saturday discussion session notes.

Schedule

Thursday, June 4, 2009

7:00 Registration and Reception

Everest Lounge

 

Friday, June 5, 2009                               

 

7:30 Registration and Breakfast

Hale House

8:30 Welcome - Stephen C. Ainlay, President, Union College

Nott Memorial

8:45  The Illiberal Art of Engineering

        Lewis M. Duncan, President, Rollins College, and former dean and professor
        of the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College

Nott Memorial

9:30  Engineering and the Liberal Arts:  Toward Academic Cosmopolitanism 

        Diane P. Michelfelder, Professor of Philosophy and former Provost and
        Dean of the Faculty at Macalester College, and President for the Society for
        Philosophy and Technology    

Nott Memorial

10:15 Break

Nott Memorial

10:30 Breakout discussions & reports

Nott Memorial

12:15 Lunch

Hale House

1:30  The Challenge of Sustainable Engineering Education  

        Braden R. Allenby, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and of Law,
        Arizona State University; President of the International Society for Industrial Ecology

Nott Memorial

2:15 Breakout discussions & reports

Nott Memorial

3:45 Break

Nott Memorial

4:00 Prelude to Praxis: Discussion Topics

Nott Memorial

5:15 Reception and poster presentations      - click for posters and poster abstracts

Nott Memorial

7:00 Dinner

Hale House

 

Saturday, June 6, 2009

8:00 Breakfast

Olin Atrium

8:30 Parallel breakout sessions to discuss major topics (click for discussion summaries)

  • BA in Engineering
  • Interdisciplinary and team initiatives

  • Intellectual paradigms at the intersection of engineering & the liberal arts

  • The Two Cultures Problem

  • Faculty Development

  • Curricula and courses for sustainability / Sustainability in a Global Context

Olin Building

Olin 105

Olin 211

Olin 106

Olin 204

Olin 107

Olin 205

10:00 Break

Olin Atrium

10:15 Reports and discussion (~15 minutes per group)
          Therese McCarty, Vice President for Academic Affairs and
                    Dean of the Faculty, Union College, moderator

Olin Auditorium

12:15 Closing Panel
          Lewis Duncan, President, Rollins College
          Diane Michelfelder, Professor of Philosophy, Macalester College
          Braden Allenby, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
                    and of Law, Arizona State University
          Wendy Hill, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Lafayette College, moderator

Olin Auditorium

1:00   Lunch to Stay or Go

Olin Atrium