Free ticketed event
Join us to explore the fundamental values of equality, inclusion, and ethical behavior that are critical to success in engineering – and in life! In this highly interactive session, you’ll increase your understanding of equity and inclusion and their influence on engineering and learn concrete strategies to mitigate the impact of conscious and unconscious assumptions, preconceptions, biases and prejudices. You’ll also explore the code of ethics developed by the Society of Professional Engineers and practice identifying ethical issues in engineering research and practice. This session will help to clarify your role in practicing ethical behavior and our shared responsibility to educate others about ethical, equitable and inclusive practices! (This session is sponsored by Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering Honor Society, as part of its Engineering Futures professional development program.)
Katy Luchini-Colbry is the Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Services at the College of Engineering at Michigan State University, where she completed degrees in political theory and computer science. A recipient of a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, she earned Ph.D. and M.S.E. degrees in computer science and engineering from the University of Michigan. She has published dozens of peer-reviewed works related to her interests in engineering education and graduate student success. Luchini-Colbry is also the Director of the Engineering Futures Program of Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering Honor Society, which provides interactive seminars on interpersonal communications and problem solving skills. The Engineering Futures Program includes a national network of volunteer facilitators who conduct hundreds of sessions serving thousands of engineering students and professionals each year.