Christina White, PhD

Christina White, PhD

Founding director of the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges Scholars & K12 Partners Program at The University of Texas at Austin; Engineering Educator and Inventor

Dr. Christina White recently completed her postdoctoral engineering education research with Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) where she explored ways to develop global competencies in undergraduate engineering programs around the world. She completed her Doctoral degree from Teachers College, Columbia University where she studied engineering education. She is the founding director of the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges Scholars & K12 Partners Program at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. White is a member of the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges Steering Committee and is the international Grand Challenges representative for the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies. Most recently, she has been consulting with universities around the world on starting their own Grand Challenges Scholars Program. Her current research includes global competencies, innovative design-based pedagogy, humanitarian engineering, and ways to attract and retain traditionally underrepresented groups in engineering education.

Plenary 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 […]

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