CAPR Peer Review Workshop at Dalian University, China (May 21 - 23, 2012)
Director Robert Frodeman, Assistant Director J. Britt Holbrook, & Senior Fellow Carl Mitcham organize the international meeting Peer Review, Research Integrity, and the Governance of Science with colleagues from the National Science Foundation of China. This workshop brings together leading researchers and science agency officials from three cultures – the United States, Europe, and China – to discuss how peer review functions within Western society today, and how Chinese institutions are developing their own models of peer review.
CAPR Transformative Research Workshop in Washington, DC (March 08 & 09, 2012).
Director Robert Frodeman & Assistant Director J. Britt Holbrook organize “Transformative Research: Social and Ethical Implications” at NSF Headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. These two day meeting explores the history and alternative conceptions of a term – "potentially transformative research" (PTR) – that has come to play an increasingly important role in policy debates at NSF, at other federal agencies, and in public discourse about the future of science in society.
Director Robert Frodeman and Asst. Director J. Britt Holbrook attended a meeting of the ESF Member Organisation Forum on Peer Review entitled “Peer Review: future challenges for research funding and performing organisations in selecting research excellence.” The main objective was to discuss key issues and challenges in Peer Review common to research funding and performing organisations in the global landscape. The conference also provided an opportunity to present and discuss the European Peer Review Guide. Prof. Frodeman was invited to present his paper Broader Impacts & the Accountability of Science.
Director Robert Frodeman and Asst. Director J. Britt Holbrook co-organize a workshop about funding agencies worldwide being called upon to demonstrate greater accountability. There remains an acute challenge to successfully integrate societal impacts into the funding process... it is timely to take stock of current practices and to consider options for the future. Download the Workshop Overview...
NSF Workshop: Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Innovative Science & Engineering Fields (November 04 & 05, 2010).
Director Robert Frodeman and Asst. Director J. Britt Holbrook attend meeting bringing together researchers and policy makers to discuss how to maximize interdisciplinary communication to advance knowledge while taking into account broader societal impacts. Learn more...
The state of the art in interdisciplinary & transdisciplinary research and education (June 05 & 06, 2010, in New York, NY).
Robert Frodeman and J. Britt Holbrook were the CSID representatives at a meeting in New York that also included CSID Senior Fellow Julie Thompson Klein, Lorraine Marshall from Murdoch University in Australia, td-net co-director Christian Pohl, and representatives from the Association for Integrative Studies, Rick Szostak and Machiel Keestra.
3TEP Workshop on the Intersections of Environmental Philosophy & Philosophy of Technology (May 20-21, 2010, in Denton, TX).
"3TEP is short-hand for three departments (from three different universities) that work on the philosophy of technology and/or environmental philosophy -- so 3 departments on Technological and Environmental Philosophy who together seek to explore the theory and practice of a problem-oriented, interdisciplinary approach to philosophy. As a topical focus for this task, the three departments are exploring issues at the interface of technology and the environment. The choice of topic is determined not only by the importance of these issues, but also by the existing strengths of the participating departments in these areas. "
CAPR Peer Review Workshop (April 22 - 23, 2010, in Washington, D.C.).
Bringing together CAPR researchers, researchers with related expertise, and some of the main users of this research for a mid-term assessment & re-orientation of CAPR research this workshop both allowed users to affect the course of this research as well as aid with the dissemination of CAPR results beyond the academic community.
Reconciling Supply of and Demand for Research in the Science of Science and Innovation Policy (May 12 - 14 2009 in Oslo, Norway).
"This U.S. - Norwegian workshop will bring together academics, practitioners, and those with feet in both worlds to examine how science policy research does (or does not) support the information needs of science policy decision makers, and steps that might be taken to improve such connections."
International Peer Review Workshop organized by the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, May 20-22, 2009.
Hosted by the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, this workshohp aims to facilitate the exchange of information and share experiences among funding agencies relating to their respective peer review processes. The process of peer review relating to scholarly journals is also an issue that will be explored.
Made possible by a CSID financial contribution from its CAPR project, and co-organized by CSID director Robert Frodeman, this meeting was held to examine differences between US and EU/Dutch ways of assessing the broader impacts of science and technology. Issues explored include: (1) how 'broader impacts' or 'societal relevance" is understdood, and (2) what role a funding institutions could have in realizing a reflective scientific practice.
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Making Sense of the "Broader Impacts" of Science and Technology held at the Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, August 2007.
This workshop, made possible by an NSF grant with CSID Assistant Director Britt Holbrook, and Director Robert Frodeman as PI and Co-Pi respectively, focused on issues surrounding NSF's broader impacts merit review criterion. Specifically, it aimed to reflect on why (rather than how) scientists and engineers ought to address the broader impacts of their research.
Space Science, Environmental Ethics, and Policy a workshop at NASA Ames, April 12-14, 2007.
Funded through NSF's Social and Economic Sciences Program, "Ethics and Values in Science, Engineering, and Technology," this workshop was held to examine issues lying at the intersection of space science, environmental ethics, and policy.
International Workshop on Integrating Ecological Science and Environmental Ethics, held in southern Chile, March 2007.
Co-organized by the University of North Texas (UNT) and the Chilean Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity (IEB), this international workshop aimed (1) to better understand the challenges of managing frontier ecosystems, especially in Chile; and (2) to improve skills at interdisciplinary problem solving.
Cities and Rivers II New Orleans, the Mississippi Delta, and Katrina, held in New Orleans March 2006.
Organized by New Directions, Cities and Rivers II aimed to build on previous New Directiosn efforts to promote the integration of ethics and values concerns with scientific and technical knowledge to address pressing societal issues. Specifically this workshop focused on the environmental and societal challenges surrounding New Orleans/Mississippi Delta in the wake of Hurricaine Katrina.
"Cities and Rivers: Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives" held in St. Petersburg, Russia the summer of 2004.
Cities and Rivers, organized by New Directions, was geared towards developing new models for interdisciplinary collaborations on issues at the intersection of science and society. More specifically this workshop examined the Neva River and the complex interrelations between scientific and societal aspects of the challenges facing the Neva river, and urban rivers worldwide.
conferences and meetings
May 20-21 UNT hosts 3TEP Workshop: Philosophy of Technology and the Environment
June 16-19, 2009 Robert Frodeman participated in the Sixth Annual Joint Environmental Philosophy Meeting Allenspark, Colorado.
May 20-22, 2009 J. Britt Holbrook attended an International Peer Review Workshop organized by the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies.
May 12-14, 2009 J. Britt Holbrook participated in "Reconciling the Supply of and Demand for Research in the Science of Science and Innovation Policy Workshop" Oslo, Norway.
May 10-14, 2009 Jonathan Parker presented at the 5th World Environmental Education Congress Montreal, Canada.
April 19-21, 2009 Robert Frodeman, Britt Holbrook, and Jonathan Parker joined with faculty from Twente University, Colorado School of Mines, and University of North Texas in a Dutch-American workshop on Environmental Philosophy and the Philosophy of Technology sponsored by the Hennebach Program in the Humanities at the Colorado School of Mines.
April 17-19, 2009 Jonathan Parker presented at The Working Group on Religion, Ethics and Nature’s Recreate, Replace, Restore: Exploring the Intersections Between Meanings and Environments, Ohio Northern University.
March 26-28, 2009 Robert Frodeman, J. Britt Holbrook, and Jonathan Parker present at The 42nd Anniversary Meeting of the North Texas Philosophical Association.
October 23-26, 2008 Robert Frodeman and J. Britt Holbrook gave two presentations at the 30th Annual Conference of the Association for Integrative Studies.
August 25-26, 2008 J. Britt Holbrook attended an Ethics Education Workshop at the National Academy of Engineering in Washington, D.C.
August 17-23, 2008 Robert Frodeman, Britt Holbrook, and Jen Rowland attended the Gordon Research Conference on Science and Technology Policy in Big Sky, MT.