Subject: Dismantling the New Jim Code:Towards a Black Centered Technological Design Ethos in Engineering Education Description: The University of Maryland Clark School of Engineering has invited, Dr. Woodrow Winchester, III, to give a talk entitled "Dismantling the New Jim Code: Towards a Black Centered Technological Design Ethos in Engineering Education" for the first event in our Engineering Education Speakers series on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 1-2pm Eastern Time. For more information, see, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/138005695751 Abstract: From recent controversies surrounding the implementation and deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to studies finding pulse oximeters more error-prone in people with darker skin, the role and relevance of race and anti-Black racism in engineering design is clear. In her book Race After Technology, author Ruha Benjamin describes “the employment of new technologies that reflect and reproduce existing inequities but that are promoted and perceived as more objective or progressive than the discriminatory systems of a previous era.” She calls this phenomenon the “New Jim Code”. As the Academy can be considered ground zero for the dominant technological design and deployment paradigms, engineering education is complicit. Dismantling the New Jim Code requires new design perspectives and power paradigms. Black-Centered Design is needed. Black-Centered Design represents a framework by which the diverse and nuanced complexities of Black identity can act as an ethos for creating more inclusive, equitable, and accountable technological solutions. This talk introduces Black-Centered Design and offers pedagogical and epistemological strategies such as Afrofuturism that afford an explicit foregrounding of Black lives and bodies in technological design. The engagement of this way of thinking and acting in engineering education clearly represents a cultural transformation and requires systemic change. This talk concludes with thoughts on barriers in implementation and possible countermeasures in enacting the needed philosophical and methodological changes. Please contact Logan Williams with questions. Contact Person: Logan Williams Contact Email: [log in to unmask] You received this email because you are subscribed to the Daily eNews for CMNS Students (CMNS-UNDERGRAD-NEWS) mailing list. If you would like to unsubscribe from this list, simply send an email to [log in to unmask] with the message signoff CMNS-UNDERGRAD-NEWS in the body.