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 attend the weekly Jones Seminar, with allowance for absences
due to health or research-related reasons. The credit/no credit grade for this course is
based on seminar attendance.
Ph.D. student standing
Cannot be used to satisfy any A.B, B.E., M.E.M., or M.S. degree requirements.