Social Science Garage Emergency Workshop for Engineers (SS4E)
Description of the Workshop
The SS4E is designed to familiarize attendants with some fundamental concepts and frameworks in the Social Sciences that are indispensable for improving the impact and effectiveness of engineering projects that have a social objective. Stressing the ability to think holistically about the problems addressed by engineers, seeking to promote awareness of the role of different engineering fields in the search for solutions to the social problems stated in the SDGs. Ultimately, to foster creative, innovative and critical thinking skills that will enhance student awareness of societal issues.
The activity will last two days. On one hand attendants will be introduced to key Social Sciences concepts that are deeply related with engineering (solutionism, design, inequality, social structure, etc). On the other, they will have the chance to reflect upon and show how these concepts influence their research, dissertation projects and other works (for using different methodologies, see 4.2; 4.5). The plan is to have 6 hours of specialist teaching Social Science concepts and 6 hours to critically work with those concepts.
By improving their skills in thinking with a social dimension, engineering participants will be able to better include social aspects in their works/projects, with special attention to the SDG and how to think holistically about the transformative potential of engineering.
|Title/First name/Last name:||EELISA Institution||Role (Student, researcher, staff, lecturer, professor, …)|
|Dr. Asli Calkivik||Istanbul Technical University||Associate Professor|
|Dr. Sergio Alejandro D’Antonio Maceiras||Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)||Assistant Professor|
|Dr. Javier García Martín||Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)||Assistant Professor|
|Jorge Enrique Pérez Martínez||Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)||Assistant Professor|
|Dr. Celia Fernández Aller||Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)||Associate Professor|
|Dr. Loredana Manasia||Universitatea Politehnica din București (UPB)||Associate Professor|
|Dr.Gratiela Lanos||Universitatea Politehnica din București (UPB)||Lecturer|
|Jesús Salgado||Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)||Researcher|
Participating non-EELISA partners
|Title/First name/Last name:||University/Company/NGO others, Country|
|Andoni Alonso Puelles||Carlos III University Madrid, Spain|
|Andrei Pârvan||Fabrica de bunăstrare (NGO) – “Well-being Factory” (firstname.lastname@example.org) https://www.facebook.com/fabricadebunastare/|