National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Energy Ethics in Science and Engineering Events for University Students

Submitted by michele.lawrie-munro on Sep 5 2012

The Energy Ethics Video Challengeinvites individual students or teams to prepare and submit a short video that identifies an ethical issue that is important for the nation¹s energy future, and examines the ethical aspects of the topic and potential approaches to addressing the issue. Wining videos will be chosen for each of the following categories: Best Video Award, Theme Awards, and People¹s Choice Award. We hope you will share this announcement with your members to encourage students to participate, whether as an independent project or a class assignment. The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2012. Learn more at:


The National Institute on Energy, Ethics, and Society (NIEES)is a week-long educational seminar for about 20 graduate students or postdoctoral fellows doing energy-related research, which will train them for leadership in the fields of energy ethics and energy ethics education. It is sponsored by the NAE and Arizona State University and will be held at the ASU campus in Tempe from April 7-13, 2013. This exciting activity will allow these students to examine the ethical and societal issues associated with U.S. energy choices through lectures and discussions, work on individual and group projects, and visits to energy research facilities to talk with researchers and managers about the directions and ethical aspects of their work. Students will also develop plans for continuing activities on energy ethics at their home institutions. Participating faculty members will include well-known energy scientists, engineers, policymakers, and social scientists and ethicists. The Center for Engineering, Ethics, and Society invites students to apply to attend NIEES. Stipends and travel support will be available for five to ten applicants from US programs. The deadline for applying is October 31, 2012.

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