$150 – $275

13th Annual Engineering Social Justice and Peace (ESJP) Conference

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University of San Diego

Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering - Loma Hall

5998 Alcala Park

San Diego, CA 92110

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The Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering at the University of San Diego is delighted to host the 13th annual conference of the Engineering, Social Justice and Peace (ESJP) network.

The ESJP network was founded in 2004 by a group of academics who question the complex relationship that engineering has with social and environmental justice. ESJP 13 will welcome those who are able to help deconstruct our historical and current engineering practices, as well as those who are interested to work together to build alternatives. Interdisciplinary by design, the conference will feature workshops, paper presentations, and panel discussions that actively engage conference participants with different experiences and perspectives on the role that engineering can have in creating social justice, and peace. We will also visit local community programs and see engineering and social justice in action.

This year, the conference celebrates the commitment that USD and the Shiley-Marcos School of Enginering have made through their NSF-RED (Revolutionizing Engineering Departments) program to support the development of engineering students who are Changemakers for social justice, economic development and sustainability on a global scale.

Who Should Attend

We welcome educators who wish to learn how to bring social justice to their engineering classes, together with those who are already doing so. We welcome students who wish to be socially just engineers. We welcome anyone inside or outside of academia who values our commitments and wishes to join us on our journey.

Conference Program

  • Thursday am Introduction to the ESJP community for new participants
  • Thursday pm Workshops, panels and contributed papers
  • Thursday evening Lightning talks or other social event
  • Friday Workshops, panels and contributed papers
  • Saturday Community Visits

The program is still in development, but includes:

  • Interactive paper presentations on topics including Fostering Change through Engineers Without Borders, Reflections on Engineering Exchanges at University College London, and Interdisciplinary Problem-based Learning at Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
  • A panel discussion on Engineering through a Peacebuilding Lens moderated by Jerry McCann.
  • Visits to Friendship Park on the US/Mexico border hosted by Border Angels, and a Kumeyaay community for a discussion about STEAM education and Native American students.
  • Workshops presented by Jon Leydens and Juan Lucena on applying Engineering for Social Justice in diverse instructional and research contexts, and by Gwen Ottinger on indetifying factors that enable engineering work that prioritizes social justice and peace.

Registration Fees

$275 per registrant - standard registration includes lunch daily, dinner Thursday evening and conference materials. Breakfast and additional dinners not included.

$150 per registrant - discounted registration for all student participants and others who are not supported by their institution. Fee includes same as standard registrant.

If you are a local community member working on a project related to engineering, social justice, and peace, please contact the conference organizors for information about no-cost participation.

Lodging & Transportation

Transportation will be included for community visits.

Lodging is not included in the registration fee. The conference organizers recommend the Hilton Garden Inn Old Town because of its location and access to USD and downtown San Diego. Less expensive hotels may be available in Mission Valley, approx. ten minutes from campus. For USD rates to area hotels, visit http://www.bartellhotels.com/usd. Further information will be presented on the conference website as it becomes available.

For further details about ESPJ and the conference, visit: http://ESJP.org

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