Call for Applications: Graduate Student Seminar on Energy Ethics and Society

Wed, August 22, 2012

The Center for Engineering, Ethics, and Society calls for students to apply to attend the National Institute on Energy, Ethics, and Society (NIEES), a week-long educational seminar for about 20 graduate students or postdoctoral fellows doing energy-related research, which will train them for leadership in the fields of energy ethics and energy ethics education. It is sponsored by the NAE and Arizona State University (ASU) and will be held at the ASU campus in Tempe from April 7-13, 2013. This exciting activity will allow these students to examine the ethical and societal issues associated with U.S. energy choices through lectures and discussions, work on individual and group projects, and visits to energy research facilities to talk with leading researchers and managers about the directions and ethical aspects of their work. Students will also develop plans for continuing activities on energy ethics at their home institutions. Participating faculty members will include well-known energy scientists, engineers, policymakers, and social scientists and ethicists. Stipends and travel support will be available for five to ten applicants from US programs.

Applications will be accepted between October 31st and November 30th, 2012. They will be reviewed as they are received until all positions are filled.