“A Culture of Ethics: Engineering for Human Dignity and the Common Good"

October 6-8, 2016
Anderson Student Center
University of St. Thomas

Videos of two keynotes are available on YouTube:


Engineers in today’s world face a broad array of ethical issues. While these issues present challenges, they also provide an opportunity for engineers in academics and industry to develop a strong, sustainable ethical culture. Such a culture of ethics has its foundation in engineering education. The foundational vision must then be met with workplace practices that support a robust culture of ethics. Because the practice of engineering is tightly interwoven with economic, political, legal, and social issues in the public sphere, interdisciplinary conversations play an important role in engineering ethics on the professional level. This need for cross-disciplinary conversations is mirrored on the individual level as engineers try to integrate their technical work with their religious beliefs, cultural heritage, and social responsibilities.

The University of St. Thomas is proud to host an interdisciplinary conference addressing the challenges faced by engineers. The keynote speakers are Gregg Stedronsky, a Vice-President of General Mills; Michael J. Quinn, Dean of Engineering at Seattle University; and Brad Kallenberg, Professor of Theology at the University of Dayton.

Download a copy of the final program.

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