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Awareness of Social Impact of Engineering: The task for Engineering Schools?

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2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Vancouver, BC

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June 26, 2011

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June 26, 2011

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June 29, 2011

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2153-5965

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Preparing Engineering Students for the Global Workplace, Competency, and a Successful Career

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International

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10

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22.274.1 - 22.274.10

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Melany M. Ciampi Safety, Health and Environment Research Organization Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-6346-7535

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Dr. Melany M. Ciampi is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Currently is the President of Safety, Health and Environment Research Organization (OPASS), Vice-President of Internationale Gesellschaft für Ingenieurpädagogik (IGIP), Vice-President of Science and Education Research Council (COPEC) and Vice-President of Fishing Museum Friends Society (AAMP). She is Co-Chair of Working Group "Ingenieurpädagogik im Internationalen Kontext" and Member of Executive Committee of IGIP, Council Member of "International Council for Engineering and Technology Education" (INTERTECH), Member of Administrative Committee of Education Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc (IEEE-EdSoc) in (2002-2005), (2005-2008) and (2009-2012), Member of Strategic Planning Committee of Education Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc (IEEE-EdSoc) and Board Member of “Global Council on Manufacturing and Management" (GCMM) She was President of Brazilian Chapter of Education Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc (IEEE-EdSoc), State Councilor of SBPC - Brazilian Association for the Advancement of Science and Manager of International Relations of SENAC School of Engineering and Technology. She is Member of IGIP (International Society for Engineering Education), SEFI (European Society for Engineering Education), ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education), INTERTECH (International Council for Engineering and Technology Education) and RCI (Cartagena Network of Engineering). She was the first American woman Professor to receive the title of "International Engineering Educator" of IGIP. She received numerous honors due to his services to Scientific Commonwealth and Technological Cooperation among them: Award of the International Council on Engineering and Technology Education, Award from the International Council on Engineering and Computer Education. She has over one hundred and fifty published articles in several conferences and journals. Dr. Melany M. Ciampi coordinated and participated in dozens of organizing committees of events in Brazil and abroad, where we highlight Exhibits Chair of ICECE'99 (International Conference on Engineering and Computer Education), Publications Chair of ICECE'2000, Technical Program Chair of INTERTECH'2002 (International Conference on Engineering and Technology Education), Technical Program Chair of ICECE'2003; Technical Program Chair of WCETE'2004 (World Congress on Engineering and Technology Education); Technical Program Chair of GCETE'2005 (Global Congress on Engineering and Technology Education); Technical Program Chair of WCCSETE'2006 (World Congress on Computer Science, Engineering and Technology Education); Technical Program Chair of GCMM'2006 (Global Congress on Manufacturing and Management), Technical Program Chair of ICECE'2007, Technical Program Chair of INTERTECH'2008, Technical Program Chair of ICECE'2009, Technical Program Chair of INTERTECH'2010, Technical Program Chair of IGIP'2011 (IGIP International Symposium on Engineering Education), General Secretary of the CBPA’2001 (Environment Brazilian Congress), General Secretary of the CBPA'2002 Technical Program Chair of the CBPAS'2003 (Health and Environment Brazilian Congress), Technical Program Chair of the CBPAS'2004, Technical Program Chair of the CBPAS'2005, Technical Program Chair of the EHWC'2006 (Health and Environment World Congress), Technical Program Chair of the SHEWC'2007 (Safety, Health and Environment World Congress), Technical Program Chair of the SHEWC'2008, Technical Program Chair of the SHEWC'2009, Technical Program Chair of the SHEWC'2010, Technical Program Chair of the SHEWC'2011, Technical Program Chair of the WCCA'2007 (World Congress on Communication and Arts), Technical Program Chair of the WCCA'2009, Technical Program Chair of the WCCA'2010, Technical Program Chair of the WCCA'2011, International Chair of FIE’2003 (Frontiers in Education Annual Conference), International Chair of FIE’2004, International Chair of FIE’2005, International Chair of FIE’2006, International Chair of FIE’2007, International Chair of FIE’2008, International Chair of FIE’2009, International Chair of FIE'2010 and International Chair of FIE'2011. She also participated as a member of committees in the “International Conference on Telematics and Web-Based Education" (TELEMÁTICA'2001) in Saint Petersburg, Russia, "International Conference on Manufacturing” (PCM'2000) in Detroit, USA and PCM'2002 in Bangkok, Thailand, "Global Conference on Manufacturing and Management" (GCMM'2004) in Vellore, India, GCMM’2008 in Surfers Paradise, Australia, GCMM’2010 in Bangkok, Thailand, "International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training" (ITHET'2002) in Budapest, Hungary, ITHET'2003 in Marakech, Morocco, ITHET'2004 in Istanbul, Turkey, ITHET'2005 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, ITHET'2006 in Sydney, Australia, "IASTED International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education" (CATE'2002) in Cancun, Mexico, CATE'2003 in Rhodes, Greece, CATE'2004 in Kauai, Hawaii, USA, CATE'2005 in Oranjestad, Aruba, CATE'2006 in Lima, Peru CATE'2007 in Beijing, China, CATE'2008 in Crete, Greece, CATE'2009 in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, CATE'2010 in Maui, Hawaii, USA, "IASTED International Conference Communications, Internet, and Information Technology” (CIIT'2002) in St. Thomas U.S. Virgin Islands, CIIT'2003 in Scottsdale, Arizona, CIIT'2004 in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, CIIT'2005 in Cambridge, MA, USA, CIIT'2006 in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, “IASTED International Conference on Web-based Education” (WBE'2004) in Innsbruck, Austria, WBE'2005 in Grindelwald, Switzerland, WBE'2006 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, WBE'2007 in Chamonix, France, WBE'2008 in Innsbruck, Austria, WBE'2009 in Phuket, Thailand, WBE'2010 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, "IASTED International Conference on Telehealth” (TELEHEALTH'2005) in Banff, Canada, TELEHEALTH'2006 also in Banff, Canada, TELEHEALTH'2008 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, “Internationale Gesellschaft für Ingenieurpädagogik Symposiums 2003” (IGIP'2003) in Karlsruhe, Germany, IGIP'2004 in Fribourg, Switzerland, IGIP'2005 in Istanbul, Turkey, IGIP'2006 in Tallinn, Estonia, IGIP'2007 in Miskolc, Hungary, IGIP'2008 in Moskow, Russia, IGIP'2009 in Graz, Austria, IGIP'2010 in Trnava, Slovakia, ICECE'2005 in Madrid, INTERTECH'2004 in Bahamas, INTERTECH'2006 in New Jersey, USA, EDUCON’2010 in Madrid. Abroad she has taught courses and lectures in five continents over 30 different Countries.

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Claudio da Rocha Brito Science and Education Research Council Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-4760-4931

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Dr. Claudio da Rocha Brito is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Currently is the President of Science and Education Research Council (COPEC), President of Fishing Museum Friends Society (AAMP), President of (Brazilian) National Monitoring Committee of "Internationale Gesellschaft für Ingenieurpädagogik" (IGIP) and Vice-President of Réseau Carthagène d`Ingénierie (Cartagena Network of Engineering) and Safety, Health and Environment Research Organization (OPASS). He is Chairman of Working Group "Ingenieurpädagogik im Internationalen Kontext" and Member of International Monitoring Committee in IGIP, Council Member of "International Council for Engineering and Technology Education" (INTERTECH), Member of Administrative Committee of Education Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc (IEEE-EdSoc) in (2001-2004) and (2008-2011), Member of Strategic Planning Committee of Education Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc (IEEE-EdSoc), Board Member of “Global Council on Manufacturing and Management" (GCMM) and Director of Brazilian Network of Engineering (RBE/SP). He was President of Brazilian Chapter of Education Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc (IEEE-EdSoc), Secretary of Santos region of SBPC - Brazilian Association for the Advancement of Science, Adviser for International Subjects of the Presidency of Brazilian Society for Engineering Education (ABENGE), Dean of International Relations of SENAC School of Engineering and Technology, Member of Executive Committee of Asociación Iberoamericana de Instituciones de Enseñanza de la Ingeniería – ASIBEI (Iberian-American Association of Engineering Education Institutions), Councilor of Urban Development City Council (CMDU) and Councilor of Economics Development City Council (CDES). He is Member of IGIP (International Society for Engineering Education), SEFI (European Society for Engineering Education), ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education), INTERTECH (International Council for Engineering and Technology Education) and RCI (Cartagena Network of Engineering). Dr. Claudio da Rocha Brito received the B. Sc. in Electrical Engineering, M. Sc. In Electrical Engineering and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Polytechnic School of University of São Paulo, B. Sc. in Physics from the Institute of Physics of University of São Paulo, B. Sc. in Mathematics from the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics of University of São Paulo, B. Sc. in Mathematics Education and B. Sc. in Physics Education, both from the Faculty of Education of University of São Paulo. He was Director of Enterprise Incubators of University of São Paulo (ENUSP), Coordinator of the Cooperative Program of the Polytechnic School of University of São Paulo, Academic Coordinator of the Polytechnic School of University of São Paulo, Coordinator of the Computer Engineering Program of Polytechnic School of University of São Paulo, Coordinator of Cubatão Campus of University of São Paulo, President of Committee of Informatics of Brazilian Federation of Engineering Associations (FEBRAE) and Representative of the Engineering Computer in Network of Integration and Academic Mobility of UNESCO. He is "Deputy Governor" of the International Biographical Association "and" Deputy Director General "of the International Biographical Centre. He has his biography published in "Who's Who in the World", "Who's Who in America", "Who's Who in Science and Engineering", "Five Thousand Personalities of the World", "Dictionary of International Biography", "Men of Achievement" and various other similar publications. Although born in São Paulo, he received from City of Santos the title of "Santos Citizen” and he was also the first American Professor to receive the title of "International Engineering Educator" of IGIP. He also received several international medals, including two by appointment of Queen Elizabeth II of England. He received numerous honors due to his services to Scientific Commonwealth and Technological Cooperation among them: the Centennial Medal of the Polytechnic School, Award of the International Council on Engineering and Technology Education, Award from the International Council on Engineering and Computer Education, Medal of the International Biographical Association, Medal of the International Biographical Centre, Medal of the New York Academy of Sciences, he is in the "Hall of Fame" of The American Biographical Institute. He was patron of several classes where we emphasize 1st Class of Computer Engineering of Polytechnic School of University of São Paulo and 1st Class of Computer Engineering from Catholic University. He has over three hundred and fifty published articles in several conferences and journals. He wrote the chapter "History of Electrical Engineering" in the book commemorating the 100 years of the Polytechnic School of USP. He was a consultant of various federal and private universities in Brazil and abroad; in many companies and magazines such as "Small Companies, Big Business." Dr. Claudio da Rocha Brito coordinated and participated in dozens of organizing committees of events in Brazil and abroad, where we highlight Secretary General of ICECE'99 (International Conference on Engineering and Computer Education), Technical Program Chair of ICECE'2000, General Chair of INTERTECH'2002 (International Conference on Engineering and Technology Education), General Chair of ICECE'2003; General Chair of WCETE'2004 (World Congress on Engineering and Technology Education); General Chair of GCETE'2005 (Global Congress on Engineering and Technology Education); General Chair of WCCSETE'2006 (World Congress on Computer Science, Engineering and Technology Education); General Chair of GCMM'2006 (Global Congress on Manufacturing and Management), General Chair of ICECE'2007, General Chair of INTERTECH'2008, General Chair of ICECE'2009, General Chair of INTERTECH'2010, General Chair of IGIP'2011 (IGIP International Symposium on Engineering Education), General Chair of the CBPA’2001 (Environment Brazilian Congress), General Chair of the CBPA'2002, General Chair of the CBPAS'2003 (Health and Environment Brazilian Congress), General Chair of the CBPAS'2004, General Chair of the CBPAS'2005, General Chair of the EHWC'2006 (Health and Environment World Congress), General Chair of the SHEWC'2007 (Safety, Health and Environment World Congress), General Chair of the SHEWC'2008, General Chair of the SHEWC'2009, General Chair of the SHEWC'2010, General Chair of the SHEWC'2011, General Chair of the WCCA'2007 (World Congress on Communication and Arts), General Chair of the WCCA'2009, General Chair of the WCCA'2010 and General Chair of the WCCA'2011. He also participated as a member of committees in the “International Conference on Telematics and Web-Based Education" (TELEMÁTICA'2001) in Saint Petersburg, Russia, "International Conference on Manufacturing” (PCM'2000) in Detroit, USA and PCM'2002 in Bangkok, Thailand, "Global Conference on Manufacturing and Management" (GCMM'2004) in Vellore, India, GCMM’2008 in Surfers Paradise, Australia, GCMM’2010 in Bangkok, Thailand, "International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training" (ITHET'2002) in Budapest, Hungary, ITHET'2003 in Marakech, Morocco, ITHET'2004 in Istanbul, Turkey, ITHET'2005 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, ITHET'2006 in Sydney, Australia, "IASTED International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education" (CATE'2002) in Cancun, Mexico, CATE'2003 in Rhodes, Greece, CATE'2004 in Kauai, Hawaii, USA, CATE'2005 in Oranjestad, Aruba, CATE'2006 in Lima, Peru CATE'2007 in Beijing, China, CATE'2008 in Crete, Greece, CATE'2009 in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, CATE'2010 in Maui, Hawaii, USA, "IASTED International Conference Communications, Internet, and Information Technology” (CIIT'2002) in St. Thomas U.S. Virgin Islands, CIIT'2003 in Scottsdale, Arizona, CIIT'2004 in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, CIIT'2005 in Cambridge, MA, USA, CIIT'2006 in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, “IASTED International Conference on Web-based Education” (WBE'2004) in Innsbruck, Austria, WBE'2005 in Grindelwald, Switzerland, WBE'2006 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, WBE'2007 in Chamonix, France, WBE'2008 in Innsbruck, Austria, WBE'2009 in Phuket, Thailand, WBE'2010 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, "IASTED International Conference on Telehealth” (TELEHEALTH'2005) in Banff, Canada, TELEHEALTH'2006 also in Banff, Canada, TELEHEALTH'2008 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, “Internationale Gesellschaft für Ingenieurpädagogik Symposiums 2003” (IGIP'2003) in Karlsruhe, Germany, IGIP'2004 in Fribourg, Switzerland, IGIP'2005 in Istanbul, Turkey, IGIP'2006 in Tallinn, Estonia, IGIP'2007 in Miskolc, Hungary, IGIP'2008 in Moskow, Russia, IGIP'2009 in Graz, Austria, IGIP'2010 in Trnava, Slovakia, ICECE'2005 in Madrid, INTERTECH'2004 in Bahamas, INTERTECH'2006 in New Jersey, USA, EDUCON’2010 in Madrid. He implemented Engineering Programs in several universities in different cities of Brazil like the Computer Engineering Program and Communication Engineering Program at the Catholic University, where he organized and became the first head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He did the same at Lusiada University Center (UNILUS), where he was also the first head of Department of Sciences at the creation of the University Center and for three terms. He was also Professor of Santa Cecilia University and State Technology University of São Paulo. Abroad he has taught courses and lectures in five continents over 30 different Countries.

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Awareness of Social Impact of Engineering: The task for Engineering Schools? Prof. Dr. Melany M. CiampiPresident of Safety, Health and Environment Research Organization – OPASS and Vice President of International Society for Engineering Education - IGIPSocial groups have ambiguous understanding about science and technology; someunderstand it as responsible for the environmental deterioration and the voraciouscapitalism and others as the ones responsible for the better quality of life with theimprovement of health systems, agricultural production and other accomplishments. Bothperceptions are not far from the reality. In any case the impacts can be seen along thehistory and more recently with the sophistication of the so called “information society”.This particular “information society” shows how strong can be the impact of anytechnology introduced in the society. Real time communication, brutal amount ofinformation available have changed drastically how people relate, make business andstudy. Engineering occupies an important role in this “brave new world” and it is in factcrucial for the development of science and technology and more important it isresponsible for the delivery of such technologies on the service of the betterment ofhumanity. This aspect may lead to the notion that engineers should be aware of theresponsibility to society as they contribute to its development. It is to be aware of theimpacts not only environmental but also social of the outcomes of projects. Lookingcloser to the formation of engineers, there is still a prevalence of good technicalformation without thinking of a broader knowledge achievement. This broaderachievement is not a recent idea; the French School of Engineering implemented underNapoleon governance formed the “Mr. Engineer” that prepared leaders with high profileof technical knowledge. Even after the globalization phenomenon, with all thediscussions about introducing humanistic courses in engineering programs the results arehumble. There is still a difficulty for engineers to address technology to solve socialissues rather than to apply technology regardless social needs. The other point is that thedesign of a project now for the “informed society” has to take into account the socialimpacts as well as the environmental. So the question is the engineering school preparingthe future engineer to perform in the new challenging social environment? If it is possibleto suggest some actions the key is to prepare the future engineers to learn how to workclose to the communities and the governments, addressing the outcomes of the projects tosolve sociotechnological problems.

Ciampi, M. M., & Brito, C. D. R. (2011, June), Awareness of Social Impact of Engineering: The task for Engineering Schools? Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. https://peer.asee.org/17555

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