TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2018
Panel P1: Examples of Peace Engineering
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.
Panel P2: 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?
Panel P3: Waging Peace Through Commerce: Engineers and the Golden Rule
Panel P4: 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
Panel P5: 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.
Panel P6: 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.
Panel P7: 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?
Panel P9: 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.
Panel P10: 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?
Panel P12: Disruptive Innovations in STEM Education
Sir Ken 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?
Panel P13: Evolution of MATLAB
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.
Panel P14: 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.
Panel P15: 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.
Panel P16: Academia, Industry, Govs, Multilateral, Funding Agencies
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.