APS1018 History and Philosophy of Engineering

  •  Summer 2016 – Engineering Disasters – Lessons to be Learned – Dedicated to the late Don Lawson
    • Hyatt Regency Walkway Collapse
    • Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse
    • Hurricane Katrina – New Orleans
    • Deepwater Horizon Explosion/Oil Spill
    • Artificial Intelligence – decision making given to machines – uncontrolled power of a software malfunction
    • Skylab Failure
  • Summer 2017 
    • Information Security (This project was conducted before the Facebook scandal broke)
    • Artificial Intelligence and it’s implications (Policy, Strategic Drivers, moral and ethical considerations, Impact on Engineering
    • Policy and Innovation: Can Governments Regulate, Legislate, and Spend their Way to Technological Progress?
    • Collaborative Engineering Design
    • The Engineering Profession in Ontario: Past and Future- How engineers were legislated by the government and the rationale behind it.
  • Summer 2018 – Impact of Transhumanism
    • Ethics of Bio-augmentation
    • Designer Babies
    • “Human expansion into space – The only way forward to save us from extinction”
    • Transhumanism and Engineering Education
    • The Future of Food, the ethics and capabilities of genetic engineering to solve global food/overpopulation crisis.


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