Socially Responsible Scientists and Engineers

Socially Responsible Scientists and Engineers

SRSE provides a space where students can engage with ideas about social responsibility, sustainability, and community in engineering, science, and math. We invite and encourage members from other like-minded student organizations to attend and present in order to create conversations about common social goals and challenges in engineering projects. We hope to connect students who are not yet able to declare the humanitarian engineering minors with other HE students, faculty, and related organizations, as well as connect Mines students to a broader network of humanitarian-focused companies, NGOs, and professionals.

Contact Information

Paul Slayback
Social and Outreach Chair

Email: pslayback@mymail.mines.edu

Phone: 970.541.4786

Website: https://humanitarian.mines.edu/

Keep Current with Socially Responsible Scientists and Engineers

By: Ann Gallogly / January 31, 2020

SRSE Discussion with Dr. Carl Mitcham: Social Responsibility in a Changing Climate

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Where: Marquez Hall 322

When: Tuesday, February 4th

Time: 5:30pm

Dinner will be provided! 

The United States and China have become the two biggest carbon emitters in the world and thus the two largest contributors to climate mutation. But they have quite different perspectives on their social responsibilities in this regard. The U.S. argues that both should commit to reductions and that the U.S. will not reduce if China does not. China argues that the U.S., as the larger per capita and historical emitter, should reduce first. We will explore these and related disagreements and their implications for the exercise of social responsibility in engineering.

Carl Mitcham is an Emeritus Professor of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences has been visiting China since 1992 and now teaches regularly during the spring semester at Renmin University of China. He will be suggesting that Chinese engineers may be acting with more social responsibility than American engineers. Dr. Mitcham is one of the most influential philosophers of engineering worldwide.

Join SRSE for an interactive discussion and free dinner!

October 31, 2019

Community Project Opportunity: Graywater Reuse

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The SRSE club (Socially Responsible Scientists and Engineers) is hoping to partner with MWB on a project in Denver working with a traveling laundry truck. Bayaud's truck travels to different areas to provide laundry services to those who are homeless and/or experience extreme poverty. They currently drain their greywater into the sewer, but would like to explore more sustainable options for reusing the water. Do you want to help find a solution and make a difference in your community? Contact Cassidy Grady (clgrady@mymail.mines.edu) ASAP. You do not need to be a member of SRSE or MWB to participate.

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