June 15, 2014
June 15, 2014
June 18, 2014
Liberal Education/Engineering & Society
24.491.1 - 24.491.11
Engineering and Engineering Education as Spiritual VocationsSpirituality and engineering (education) are often kept in separate compartmentsin our lives. They may slip out occasionally for conversations during ethicsclasses or service learning projects, but speaking -- and living -- ourspiritual/religious values as engineers and engineering educators/researchers isstill uneasy territory for many. The spirit of free inquiry and reflection thatpermeates the liberal arts urges us to integrate our spirituality into the human andnatural worlds we inhabit. How do we bring such thinking into the technicalrealms?In this session, we will describe our personal journeys toward engineeringeducation and how we actively and reflectively integrate our core values andspiritual/religious beliefs and practices into unexpected aspects of our work asengineers, engineering educators, and engineering education researchers. Eachfacilitator comes from a different faith tradition and technical background. Mel isan open source software hacker rediscovering feminist Catholicism. Julia is aQuaker-Buddhist with a degree in Chemical engineering who worked as a energyconsultant for two years. And Cole is a Christian with a degree in industrialengineering who spent over ten years as a minister.
Thompson, J. D., & Chua, M., & Joslyn, C. H. (2014, June), Engineering and Engineering Education as Spiritual Vocations Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. https://peer.asee.org/20382
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