Sunday, July 15
Ethics for the Practicing Engineer Workshop
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. | Rivers Room
This workshop is designed for engineering practitioners. The program will begin with a general overview of the role of professional ethics and the specific provisions of the ASCE Code of Ethics. Following that review, attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the application of those canons to a variety of scenarios based on actual cases reported in the news or submitted to ASCE’s Committee on Professional Conduct.
The goal of the session will be to assist engineers with:
- Recognizing their ethical obligations as engineering professionals and applying them in real-life situations.
- Understanding the balance between ethical compliance and legal obligations.
- Locating resources to assist in solving ethical dilemmas.
- Promoting a culture of ethics in their organizations.
Registration Fee: $75
National Science Foundation (NSF) Workshop: Nsf Funding Opportunities in CMMI: CIS and OE Programs
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. | Sterlings Rooms
This talk will present two NSF programs within the Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) division: Civil Infrastructure Systems (CIS) and Operations Engineering (OE). Over the last four years, these two core programs have supported over 300 PIs and co-PIs across 34 states and constitute more than $65 million dollars in federal investment in fundamental research.
The first part of the talk will focus on the two programs in terms of their scope, as well as their current and future research perspectives. Various funding opportunities related to CIS and OE will also be highlighted. The second part of the talk will be devoted to proposal preparation and writing tips, including opportunities for the audience members to ask program directors their questions.
Speakers: Cynthia Chen and Dr. Irina Dolinskaya, National Science Foundation
No registration required.
University Transportation Center (UTC) Technology Transfer Workshop
2:45 – 4:15 p.m. | Sterlings Rooms
This workshop will first provide an overview of the United States Department of Transportation’s University Transportation Center (UTC) Program. Since 1987 the UTC Program has advanced the state-of-the-art in transportation research and technology and has helped develop the next generation of transportation professionals. This overview will be followed by a series of interactive technology transfer success stories with an emphasis on innovative technologies that would be of interest to ASCE members. The final section of the workshop will involve an interactive session with the audience on new methods for implementing UTC research in the field.
Moderator: Laurence R. Rilett, Ph.D., P.E., Keith W. Klaasmeyer Chair in Engineering and Technology, Director, Nebraska Transportation Center, Director, Mid-America Transportation Center: University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Speaker: Dr. Kevin Womack, Director, Office of Research, Development and Technology, USDOT
No additional registration fee.
Mobility as a Service Workshop
4:30 – 6:00 p.m. | Sterlings Rooms
Mobility as a Service (MaaS) is generally defined as using a digital interface to source and manage the provision of a transport-related service(s) which meets the mobility requirements of a customer. It means MaaS Provider offering their customer, any type of travel experience using any type of transport service, public or private. Innovation is expected to lead to new MaaS offers for the consumer. Global interest in MaaS is growing and the concept is gaining the attention of the public and private sectors. MaaS offers an opportunity to improve how people and goods move, both from the perspective of the policymaker and for travelers themselves. This workshop seeks to identify key research challenges of MaaS as well as to advance opportunities and approaches to implement MaaS.
No additional registration fee.