Presentations-Education

  • “The (Professional) Formation of Engineers,” Keynote delivered at NSF EEC Engineering Education Awardees’ Meeting, September 29.  National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA, 2014 mp3 NSF Solicitation: Professional Formation of Engineers Program
  • “Engineering Countries and the Problem of Globalization,” Pennsylvania State University, October 2010. video
  • “Is Engineering at Risk of Declining into Technical Support?,” Plenary Lecture, Conference on Integrating Engineering and Humanities in Higher Education, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany, March 2008; and College of Engineering, Florida State University, September 2007.
  • “The Engineering Cultures Syllabus as Formation Narrative: Scaling Up Problem Definition in Engineering Education,” Conference on Formation of Professional Identity, The Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions and The University of St. Thomas School of Law Journal, Minneapolis, Minnesota, February 2008.
  • “The Globally Competent Engineer: Working Effectively with People Who Define Problems Differently,” International Design School, Michelin Americas Research Center, Greenville, South Carolina, December 2007.
  • “Working in a Global World: How What Happens in College Matters,” Virginia Tech Alumni Association, Greenville South Carolina, December 2007.
  • “Globalization, Leadership, and Diversity in Engineering Education,” 1st International Conference on Research in Engineering Education (ICREE), Honolulu, Hawaii, June 2007 (Juan Lucena).
  • “Are Globalization, Diversity, and Leadership Variations of the Same Curricular Problem?,” College of Engineering, Lecture Series on Engineering and Technology Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, February 2007.
  • “The Global Engineer as Problem Definer I: A Curricular Vision,” NSF Engineering Research Centers Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., November 2006.
  • “The Global Engineer as Problem Definer II: Materializing a Curricular Vision,” NSF Engineering Research Centers Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., November 2006.
  • “On Global Competency for Engineers and Scientists,” NSF/Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, National Workshop: Assuring a Globally Engaged Science and Engineering Workforce, Arlington, Virginia, September 2006.
  • “The Place of Humanities (and Social Sciences) in the Engineering Curriculum,” National Conference on the First Year in Engineering Education, College of Engineering, Notre Dame University, South Bend, Indiana, July 2006.
  • “Is Engineering at Risk of Declining into Technical Support?: How Globalization, Diversity, and Leadership Are Variations of the Same Problem,” National Academy of Engineering Deans\’ Leadership Institute, Chicago, Illinois, July 2006.
  • “Distinguished Lecture: Are Globalization, Diversity, and Leadership Variations of the Same Problem?: Moving Problem Definition to the Core,” American Society for Engineering Education, Chicago, Illinois, June 2006.
  • “What Does It Mean to Be a Global Engineer?,” Tau Beta Pi Honorary Fraternity, College of Engineering, Virginia Tech, March 2006.
  • “Are Engineers Losing Control of Technology?” School of Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, February 2006.
  • “Engineering Ethics in Comparative Perspective,” Globalization, Technology, and Culture Lecture Series, College of Engineering, Iowa State University, January 2006 [with Juan Lucena].
  • “Teaching for Global Competency: The Engineer as Problem Definer,” 8th Annual Symposium on International Engineering Education, Atlanta, Georgia, November 2005.
  • “Teaching for Global Competency: The Engineer as Problem Definer,” National Academy of Engineering Miller Symposium, Indianapolis, Indiana, October 2005
  • “Keynote Address: Are Engineers Losing Control of Technology: From ‘Problem Solving’ to ‘Problem Definition and Solution’ in Engineering Education,” 7th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Glasgow, Scotland, July 2005.
  • “Are You Prepared to Work with People Who Define Problems Differently than You Do?,” College of Engineering, Virginia Tech, April 2005.
  • “On Why the French Have No Engineering Ethics,” College of Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, October 2004.
  • “Practical Reason in ‘Engineering Cultures,” A Life of the Mind for Practice Seminar, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Wabash Center, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana, October 2004.
  • “Engineers and Engineering Education in Egypt, Iran, Bahrain, and Turkey,” American Society for Engineering Education, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 2004 (with Juan Lucena).
  • “National Identities in Multinational Worlds: Engineers and ‘Engineering Cultures,” International Association for Continuing Engineering Education, Tokyo, Japan, May 2004 (with Juan Lucena).
  • “Engineering Cultures: Building the Global Engineer” (poster), National Science Foundation, Program in Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement, Arlington, Virginia, February 2004 (with Juan Lucena).
  • “Engineering Cultures and Globalization,” Global Engineering Education Exchange, Golden, Colorado, March 2003 (with Juan Lucena, presented by Lucena).
  • “Engineering Cultures and Continuing Education,” ASEE Annual Conference on Industry and Educational Collaboration, January 2003 (with Juan Lucena, presented by Lucena).
  • “Engineering Cultures: Building the International Engineer,” Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University, February 2002.
  • “Engineering Cultures: Knowledge for the Global Engineer.” 4th Annual Symposium on International Engineering Education, University of Rhode Island, November 2001.
  • “Engineering Cultures: Locating Engineering in the Liberal Arts,” Picker Engineering Program, Smith College, February 2001.
  • “Globalization in Engineering Education,” Department of Civil Engineering, Virginia Military Institute, October 1999.
  • “Keynote Address: Challenging the Dominant Image: Culture, Communication, Technology,” Conference on Aviation Communication and Culture, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, April 1997.
  • “STS and HST at Virginia Tech,” Center for Science and Technology Studies, Virginia Tech, December 1996.
  • “Pipeline Politics at the NSF: From Cold War to Systemic Reform,” National Association of Minority Engineering Program Administrators, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 1995 (with Juan Lucena).
  • “Cultural Tensions in the National Software Exchange,” National Software Exchange Conference, Moffett Field, California, April 1991.
  • “Converging the ACSYNT Institute,” Ames Research Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Moffett Field, California, November 1990.

PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS

  • “Engineers in France,” Michelin America Research Center, Greenville South Carolina, December 2007.
  • “Engineering Cultures: First Step toward Global Competency,”American Society for Engineering Education, Chicago Illinois, July 2006 [with Juan Lucena, Brent Jesiek, Sharon Elber].
  • “Building Engineers for International Spaces,” American Society for Engineering Education, Industry/University Conference, Biloxi, Mississippi, February 2004 [with Juan Lucena].
  • “Engineering Cultures in Contemporary Europe,” European Association for Engineering Education, Porto, Portugal, September 2003 [with Juan Lucena].
  • “Building International Engineers: Engineering Cultures,” American Society for Civil Engineers, Washington, D.C., October 2002 [with Juan Lucena].
  • “Agency in Scallops, Machines, and Other Things,” Society for Cultural Anthropology, Washington, D.C., May 1993.
  • “Academic and Popular Theorizing on Science, Technology, and the Environment,” American Anthropological Association, Washington, D.C., November 1993.