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Byron Newberry, PhD
Professor

Mechanical Engineering

One Bear Place # 97356
Baylor University
Waco, TX 76798

Phone: 254-710-4709
Fax: 254-710-3360

Email: Byron_Newberry(at)Baylor.edu

  • Courses
  • Education
  • Prof. Affil.
  • Prof. Activity
  • Recent Pub.

Summer 2017

ME4305: Sustainable Engineering
Introduction to the context, concepts, and practice of sustainable engineering, and the importance of sustainable systems in the modern world. Topics will include an overview of resources and sustainability, technological systems, complexity, industrial ecology, green design principles, and life cycle assessment.
EGR 3305: Social and Ethical Issues in Engineering
Study of the relationship between engineering, technology, and society. Topics include philosophical perspectives on engineering and technology, technological values, impact of technological change, social and ethical responsibilities of engineers, and public technology policy. Christian responses to these issues will be explored.

Fall 2017

EGR 3380: Engineering Design I
Introduction to the engineering design process via team-based projects encompassing the design, construction and testing of an engineering device or system. Projects will emphasize oral, written, and graphical engineering communication skills and topics related to engineering professionalism. (course website)
ME 2320: Statics
Study of forces, moments, free-body diagrams, friction, equilibrium, first and second moments of lines, centers of pressure, mass and gravity, and moments of inertia.

Spring 2018

EGR 3380: Engineering Design I
Introduction to the engineering design process via team-based projects encompassing the design, construction and testing of an engineering device or system. Projects will emphasize oral, written, and graphical engineering communication skills and topics related to engineering professionalism. (course website)
EGR 3305: Social and Ethical Issues in Engineering
Study of the relationship between engineering, technology, and society. Topics include philosophical perspectives on engineering and technology, technological values, impact of technological change, social and ethical responsibilities of engineers, and public technology policy. Christian responses to these issues will be explored.


American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

Society for Philosophy and Technology (SPT)

International Network for Engineering Studies (INES)



a few recent activites:


Chair, Baylor University Faculty Senate 2016-2017

Baylor University Faculty Senate 2011-2018

Baylor University Fellow

Conference Co-Chair, 2014 Forum on Philosophy, Engineering and Technology (fPET-2014), May 27-29, 2014, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA

Conference Co-Chair, 2012 Forum on Philosophy, Engineering and Technology (fPET-2012), November 2-4, 2012, Beijing, China

Editor, Philosophy of Engineering and Technology (POET) book series, Springer Science+Business Media

Executive Board, National Institute for Engineering Ethics



Edited Books

Diane Michelfelder, Byron Newberry, and Qin Zhu (eds.), (2016) Philosophy and Engineering: Exploring Boundaries, Expanding Connections, Springer Science + Business Media B.V..

Carl MITCHAM, LI Bocong, ZHANG Baichun, Byron NEWBERRY, and Katherine ROBERT (eds), Philosophy of Technology: East and West, forthcoming in 2017.

Christensen, S. H.; Didier, C.; Jamison, A.; Meganck, M.; Mitcham, C.; Newberry, B. (eds.) (2015). International Perspectives on Engineering Education: Engineering Education and Practice in Context. Volume I. Springer Science + Business Media B.V.

Christensen, S. H.; Didier, C.; Jamison, A.; Meganck, M.; Mitcham, C.; Newberry, B. (eds.) (2015). Engineering Identities, Epistemologies and Values: Engineering Education and Practice in Context. Volume II. Springer Science + Business Media B.V.

Book Chapters

Byron Newberry, "For the Benefit of Humanity: Values in Micro, Meso, Macro, and Meta Levels in Engineering," in Maarten Franssen, Pieter E. Vermaas, Peter Kroes and Anthonie Meijers (eds), (2016) Philosophy of Technology after the Empirical Turn, Springer.

Steen Hyldgaard Christensen and Byron Newberry, "The Role of Research in Academic Drift Processes in European and American Professional Engineering Education outside the Universities," in Christensen, S. H.; Didier, C.; Jamison, A.; Meganck, M.; Mitcham, C.; Newberry, B. (eds.) (2015). International Perspectives on Engineering Education: Engineering Education and Practice in Context. Volume I. Springer Science + Business Media B.V.

Byron Newberry, "Efficiency Animals: Efficiency as an Engineering Value," in Christensen, S. H.; Didier, C.; Jamison, A.; Meganck, M.; Mitcham, C.; Newberry, B. (eds.) (2015). Engineering Identities, Epistemologies and Values: Engineering Education and Practice in Context. Volume II. Springer Science + Business Media B.V.

Byron Newberry, "Dialectics of Engineering," in Christensen, S. H.; Didier, C.; Jamison, A.; Meganck, M.; Mitcham, C.; Newberry, B. (eds.) (2015). Engineering Identities, Epistemologies and Values: Engineering Education and Practice in Context. Volume II. Springer Science + Business Media B.V.

Byron Newberry, "Engineered Artifacts," in D.P. Michelfelder et al. (eds.), Philosophy and Engineering: Reflections on Practice, Principles and Process, Philosophy of Engineering and Technology 15, DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-7762-0_13, © Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014.

Journal

Byron Newberry, "The Engineering Adjective, and Why it Might Matter," Engineering Studies,Vol. 7, Iss. 2-3, 2015, 142-144.

Katherine Austin, Greta Gorsuch, William Lawson, and Byron Newberry, "Developing and Designing Online Engineering Ethics Instruction for International Graduate Students," Instructional Science, vol 39, no 6, 2011, 975-997. DOI: 10.1007/s11251-010-9162-1.

Byron Newberry, Katherine Austin, William Lawson, Greta Gorsuch, and Thomas Darwin, “Acclimating International Graduate Students to Professional Engineering Ethics,” Science and Engineering Ethics. vol. 17, no. 1, 2011, 171-194. DOI 10.1007/s11948-009-9178-6.

Byron Newberry, “Katrina: Macro-Ethical Issues for Engineers,” Science and Engineering Ethics. vol. 16, no. 3, 2010, 535-571. DOI 10.1007/s11948-009-9167-9.

Encyclopedia

Newberry, Byron P. "Technological Fix." Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering: A Global Resource. Ed. J. Britt Holbrook. 2nd ed. Vol. 4. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA, 2015. 313-314. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 17 Sept. 2014.

Newberry, Byron P. "Professional Engineering Organizations." Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering: A Global Resource. Ed. J. Britt Holbrook. 2nd ed. Vol. 3. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA, 2015. 493-497. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 17 Sept. 2014.

Magazine

Byron Newberry, "Lessons from the Storm: Hurricane Katrina and the Challenges of Engineering Socio-Technical Systems," The Bridge: The Magazine of IEEE Eta Kappa Nu, vol 109, no 2, June 2013, 20-28.