ENGG 195: Seminar on Science - Technology and Society


19F: TBD

No Textbook Required

20W: TBD
Thayer Faculty

20S: TBD
Thayer Faculty

20F: TBD
Thayer Faculty

21W: TBD
Thayer Faculty

21S: TBD
Thayer Faculty


Ph.D. student standing

Cannot be used to satisfy any A.B, B.E., M.E.M., or M.S. degree requirements.

Presentation and discussion of timely issues in scientific and technological development and its relation to society, at the weekly Jones Seminar series, which is every Friday afternoon 3:30pm-4:30pm. Topics vary from week to week, with speakers nominated by the students and faculty of the Engineering School.  Topics include scientific developments, technology and impacts of R&D on various aspects of society; ethics, social issues, environmental concerns, and government policy; entrepreneurship, marketing, labor markets, quality, international competition, and legal liability. All enrolled students must attends the weekly Jones Seminar. Students also sign up and meet for lunch with 2-3 of the Jones Seminar speakers, each term of enrollment. The students are expected to read the material submitted by the speaker and to have prepared questions for the lunch meeting. The pass/fail grade for this seminar will be based on seminar attendance and participation in the lunch discussions. Students are required to attend all seminars, with allowance for absences due to health or research related reasons.