TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2018
A1 Peace Engineering in Action
Examples of peace engineering by people who have engaged in the process in different ways to adapt to the situation – providing expertise to solve a technical problem with local community engagement, in areas of conflict and in areas of dispute.
A2 International Collaborations for Peace Engineering
Peace engineering is a global quest for educating a new generation of engineers to address problems of everyday living using their technical expertise with care and sensitivity to local conditions. What should be the body of knowledge of engineers interested in working in a global and multi-cultural world? How do we encourage students to work in true partnerships to identify, solve, and implement solutions that the community can then maintain?
A3 Academia/Teaching Peace Engineering
Peace engineering education involves thoughtful integration of reflective, trans disciplinary skills, practicing these skills and developing systems thinking. This happens at different levels from intentional reflective adaptation of design thinking, practicing in communities of need with awareness and appreciation of local conditions; and learning systems through formal education pathways.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 2018
B1 The Future of Big Science
A celebration of big science and its future. This series of three panels discusses the history of the National Laboratories and big science – past, present and future.
B2 Extreme Engineering/Global Challenges
Engineering infrastructure resiliency in the face of crises – whether natural or hostile in nature. Advancing capabilities to respond to future threats to global peace.
B3 Industry Forum: Industrial Innovations to Nurture Peace Engineering
What industry is doing to align itself with peace engineering as it moves towards Industry 4.0 and beyond?
B5 Wealth Creation, Impact Investing and Sustained Growth
In a world where financial concerns dominate, peace engineering as an altruistic effort is set up to fail. Is impact investment – an increasing concern of investors from angels too institutions – the answer? This panel will discuss impact investing from a viable and sustainable perspective of the investor, the institution and how funds are managed and deployed.
B7 Designing a Fine MES – Engineering Ethics in an Autonomous World
Modern Era Systems (MES), including AI, autonomous robotics, big data, blockchain, all embody sophisticated mechanisms to adapt their behavior to tune and optimize results. As we develop ways to teach our students the core methods within these transformational technologies, how can we integrate and teach an ethical dimension in the design process to ensure that bleeding edge technologies actually contribute to the cause of engineering a more compassionate and peaceful world?
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2018
C1 Academia, Industry, Govs, Multilateral, Funding Agencies – Future of Engineering Education
How can we work together through engineering education to make a difference and address the global challenges we face?
C2 Disruptive Innovations in STEM Education
Sir Kin Robinson has said that, rather than an “evolution”, what we need is a “revolution” in education. In line with this statement, STEM Education stakeholders are discovering it is very difficult to do this within existing Higher Education institutions. Some have developed disruptive innovations which may lead to a whole new model for STEM education institutions. How do we cope with the challenge of preparing the professional that the 4th Industrial Revolution and the Knowledge Society are demanding?
C3 MATLAB – A Catalyst for Exploration
MATLAB creator and founder of Mathworks, Cleve Moler, will present the History of MATLAB, discuss the impact that UNM had on his work, and show current examples of applications of MATLAB in emerging areas such as AI.
C4 Peace Engineering through Health
This panel addresses using high tech and medicine to deal with global and regional health issues, ways to re-engineer the health system to decrease social unrest and ways to work towards global health care access.
C5 Transgenerational Discussions
The intergenerational panel at the WEEF serves as a platform to increase dialog between stakeholders from the academic community, corporate organizations, and students. With the aim of increasing constructive communication across generations, this session sets the stage for intergenerational discussions where all voices are heard, and interactions lead to ideas for initiative and change.
C6 An Organizational Perspective
Representatives from the National Science Foundation, ABET, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), the World Bank and UNESCO discuss what they are doing to further peace engineering and peace engineering education.