Director, Center for Engineering Ethics and Society, National Academy of Engineering (new appointment), University of Virginia
Rosalyn W. Berne, PhD serves as the National Academy of Engineering’s Director for the Center of Engineering Ethics and Society (CEES). As CEES’ Director she currently working on various projects with concern for ethics, such as ‘plastic pollution in the ocean’; ‘The Engineering Grand Challenges’; ‘AI and autonomy;’ and ‘responsible conduct of research.’ She also oversees the CEES Online Ethics Center (OEC) for Engineering and Science. As Associate Professor of Engineering and Society at the University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, R. Berne teaches undergraduate courses in Social and Ethical Implications of The Engineering Grand Challenges, and Ethics of Reproductive Technologies, and graduate seminar in The Responsible Conduct of Research . As a scholar she explores the intersecting realms of emerging technologies, science, fiction and myth, and the links between the human and non-human worlds. Her academic research and writing consider ethics in emerging technologies, and ethics instruction in engineering education, with two academic books, numerous conference papers and journal articles, and a science fiction novel published under her name. She has also published books in the body-mind-spirit genre. Berne holds advanced degrees in Communication Studies and in Bioethics.
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.