Broader Considerations of Technology

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    Broader Considerations of Technology (BCT) is one of our registered student organization programs. It began in and continues to have strong ties to the Computer Science and Engineering Department here at the university through involvement in Initialize. BCT's main focus is drawing attention to the various social, political, and moral concerns that arise in light of technology, especially the design and implementation of computer-based technologies.

    We’re always recruiting! If you are interested in highlighting the importance of critical thinking and moral reasoning when it comes to the design and use of emerging technologies and media, please, don’t hesitate to contact assistant director, Adam R. Thompson (art AT unl DOT edu). Just like Lincoln, Nebraska, and the world we can always use more Husker excellence.

    picture of current team member Ruben Aguilar
    Ruben Aguilar

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    Colton Haper

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    picture of current team member Tanner Marino
    Tanner Marino

    Major: Computer Science

    Minors: Mathematics, Digital Humanities, and English

    picture of current team member Brandon Geren
    Brandon Geren

    Majors: Mathematics and Computer Science

    picture of current team member Vy Doan
    Vy Doan

    Majors: Philosophy and Computer Science

    picture of current team member Dana Hoppe
    Dana Hoppe

    Major: Computer Science

    Minors:Art, Philosophy, Mathematics

    picture of current team member Matthew Vavricek
    Matthew Vavricek

    Major: Software Engineering

    Minor: Business

    picture of current team member Weiguan Hua
    Weiguan Hua

    Major:Finance

    Minors:Economics

    picture of current team member Gavin Petermann
    Gavin Petermann

    Operational Manager

    Media Specialist

    picture of current team member Tyler Barker
    Tyler Barker

    Major: Computer Engineering

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    AI and Employment

    Fall 2017

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    Democracy and Technology

    Fall 2018

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    E&BCT 2019: 1st Annual Ethics and Technology Bazaar
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    Big Data is Watching You

    Spring 2019

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    UNL College of Law

    As home of the Kutak Ethics Center, the College of Law funds the administrative costs of running the center. That includes Coach Thompson's salary : - ) visit them

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    UNL Department of Philosophy

    For over a decade the Department of Philosophy has generously made room for the Kutak Ethics Center's main office. More recently they've been an invaluable consultation resource for BCT. We're lucky to be surrounded by good company and extra lucky to be housed in the home of ethics proper.visit them

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    The 2018 Fall BCT crew standing in their new office space at Turbine Flats


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    The fall 2018 CSE_BCT group hard at work in the Turbine Flats office space


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    This is not BCT: under construction

    under construction

    Under construction