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A Game-based Experiential Approach to Teaching Professional Ethics

Does this increase student engagement? Join us when Dr. Thomas P Seager visits Penn State and explains his innovative experimental approach to teaching professional ethics.
When Apr 06, 2015
from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Where Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library,
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Contact Phone (814) 863-5911
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More information on this lecture is forthcoming.


Why is the Rock Ethics Institute involved?

As a central hub of ethics research and education at Penn State, the Rock Ethics Institute is proud to host this event.

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This event is approved for SARI@PSU participation credit.

Other Ways to Participate

If you are unable to attend the event, we do have other options. We will be streaming the live event (SARI@PSU participation credit not available unless prior approval granted from SARI@PSU) via MediaSites and we will also be Live Tweeting the event. You will be able to ask questions and interact with us on Twitter.

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*No need to register if you are only watching the stream.


Dr. Thomas P Seager

Dr. Thomas P Seager is an Associate Professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering & the Built Environment at and Director of the A headshot image of Tom Seager.Sustainable Energy and Environmental Decision Sciences (SEEDS) studio at Arizona State University in Tempe AZ.  Dr. Seager leads research teams working at the boundaries of engineering and social science to understand resilient infrastructure systems, the life-cycle environmental consequences of emerging energy technologies, novel approaches to teamwork and communication in socio-technical integrative settings, and engineering ethics education.  Current research sponsors include the National Science Foundation, the US Army Corp of Engineers, the Environmental Protection Agency, and several industry partners.  Additionally, Dr. Seager serves as Chairman of two startup companies: eXperiential Sustainability Ethics Training (XSETGames) publishes a twitter-based game simulating the Tragedy of the Commons that is used by dozens of Universities on three different continents, while Building Integrated Solar Thermal Electricity Generation (BISTEG-USA) is developing full-scale working sculptures that create electricity from sunlight without using photovoltaics.  Lastly, Dr. Seager founded the non-profit Sustainability Conoscente Network as a mechanism for sharing knowledge related to systems approaches to sustainable technologies.  The Conoscente holds the 
International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technologies in May of every year (