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Problem-based Learning in a Professional Ethics Course for Undergraduate Engineering Students

Robert Kirkman
This activity is considered an NAE Exemplar in Engineering Ethics Education and was included in a 2016 report with other exemplary activities. The activity describes a course taught for engineering students at Georgia Tech where students take part in problem-based learning approach, discuss a real-life case study from their own experience or historical case study, and think and discuss possible solutions to questions raise as part of this case.

UnLecture on Software Engineering Ethics

Vignesh Subbian, Carla Purdy & Fred Beyette
This activity is considered an NAE Exemplar in Engineering Ethics Education and was included in a 2016 report with other exemplary activities. In this activity, software engineering students talk about their own cooperative learning experiences and reflect on ethical questions or issues that came up.

Emerging and Readily Available Technologies and National Security: A Framework for Addressing Ethical, Legal, and Societal Issues

Emerging and Readily Available Technologies and National Security is a study on the ethical, legal, and societal issues relating to the research on, development of, and use of rapidly changing technologies with low barriers of entry that have potential military application, such as information technologies, synthetic biology, and nanotechnology. The report also considers the ethical issues associated with robotics and autonomous systems, prosthetics and human enhancement, and cyber weapons. These technologies are characterized by readily...

Rachel Carson's Environmental Ethics

Philip Cafaro
This essay by Philip Cafaro discusses Carson's environmental philosophy and asks the questions -- what are the 'foundations' of Rachel Carson's environmental ethics? Otherwise put: how does she justify her three main evaluative premises (or her two controversial ones, concern for human health presumably needing no justification)?

Introduction: Evaluation

MIchael Kalichman & Mark Appelbaum
Teachers of research ethics have a professional obligation as academics and as researchers to aspire to the highest quality of educational programs. As a minimum, it is often necessary to rely on anecdotal reports of best practices; however, the best use of all of our resources will occur only by seeking evidence-based approaches that align pedagogical and curricular goals with measurable outcomes. In short, we should be evaluating the outcomes of our teaching programs.

A Global Context for Reflective Practice in Engineering and Technology Ethics

The EthicalEngineer project brings together multiple academic institutions and organizations to discuss the ethical practice of engineering in an international environment. The focus of this project is a website dedicated to engineering undergraduates with the goal of providing students with a global portal through which they can share their comments on engineering dilemmas.

Best Practices for Publishing Your Research: Conflicts of Interest

Christina N. Bennett & Marsha Lakes Matyas
An instructor's guide, slide deck, and video for the teaching module looking at conflicts of interest in scientific publication.

Nature and Human Values Course

Sarah Jayne Hitt, Cortney Holles, Olivia Burgess, Paula Farca, Allyce Horan, Joe Horan, Allison Lacivita, Justin Latici, Ken Osgood, Rose Pass, Eric Siegel, Jim Studholme & Seth Tucker
This activity is considered an NAE Exemplar in Engineering Ethics Education and was included in a 2016 report with other exemplary activities. This activity describes a course called Nature and Human Values (NHV), which links personal, professional, and environmental ethics to engineering, energy, and emerging technologies. It draws on multiple disciplines include engineering, anthropology, and history and calls on students to apply ethical theories to real-world cases.

Bottom-Up Ethics: Real World Training for Professional Practice

Kelly Laas, Elisabeth Hildt & Christine Z. Miller
For students, opportunities to apply ethics training in real world circumstances are rare, especially for those who will eventually work in multiple disciplinary teams where members may have different levels of training in, and interpretations of, what constitutes ethical practice. Here, the authors describe an interactive two-day workshop that has been used successfully in an Introduction to the Professions (ITP) course in Illinois Tech's biomedical engineering program. This module could be adopted for use in...

Chapter 0. Introduction: Pedagogy and Assessment

Marshall Thomsen
Chapter 0 of"An Instructor's Guide for Ethical Issues in Physics."

TEST Lesson Plan - Ethics in Engineering

Lesson 2 from the Kids in Danger Teach Early Safety Testing (TEST) program aims to make students aware of common ethical issues that occur in engineering.

Impact of scientific developments on the Chemical Weapons Convention

A Technical Report of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), this report summarizes the findings and recommendations of an international workshop that was organized jointly by IUPAC and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), and held in Zagreb, Croatia, from 22 to 25 April 2007.

Getting Started in Teaching about Ethical Issues in Physics

Marshall Thomsen
A fantastic guide for anyone who is interested in integrating ethics discussions into physics courses.

Chapter 8: Climate Change

Marshall Thomsen
Chapter 8 of "An Instructor's Guide to Ethical Issues in Physics."

Workshop Notes on Synthetic Biology and Engineering Ethics

Rachelle Hollander
This page includes notes from a workshop held at the National Academy of Engineering on September 30th 2010. The workshop posed the question "How can engineering ethics contribute to the positive potential of the new field of synthetic biology?" It brought together synthetic biology researchers and experts in engineering ethics and science and technology studies (STS), to examine how research and educational activities can help to achieve those positive goals.

NAE Bridge - Special Issue on Engineering Ethics

The spring 2017 issue of The Bridge, the NAE's flagship quarterly journal, is focused entirely on engineering ethics. Article topics include ethics in business, codes of ethics, environmental injustice, corruption, and teaching ethics.

Engineering: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities for Development

This is the first UNESCO report on engineering, and indeed the first report on engineering at the international level. With a focus on development, the report has been produced in response to calls to address what was perceived as a particular need and serious gap in the literature.

Ethics Sessions in a Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Michael Loui
This activity is considered an NAE Exemplar in Engineering Ethics Education and was included in a 2016 report with other exemplary activities. This activity describes an ethics module for students involved in a research experience for undergraduates that involved case study discussions and other activities that asked students to think about macro and microethical issues in research.

Special Issues in Conducting Human Genetic Research

Eric Juengst
A module covering the ethical issues that arise in conducting human genetic research. Issues of disclosure and informed consent, are among those discussed.

Ethics and Policy in Data Science

This syllabus is for a class designed to teach students to recognize where and understand why ethical issues can arise when applying data science to real world problems.

Section VI: Coping with Health Problems and Family Crises

An essay on 'Silent Spring' by Rachel Carson.

Travel Funds

This case discusses ethical issues related to responsible spending of travel funds.

The Painful Experience

This case highlights potential dilemmas encountered by postdoctoral fellows in a research setting. What are the moral issues and questionable practices in biomedical research with animals? It also explores the potential problems of pain research and the advisor/advisee relationship.

Advertising of Company -- NSPE Case No. 78-8

This is a historical case reviewed by the NSPE Board of Ethical Review in 1978. It concerns two examples of offering advertising or gifts to potential and current clients that are judged under the Code of Ethics.

Leaking Waste Containers

Michael Pritchard
ABC's chemical waste is stored in a warehouse at an off-site location. While inspecting the warehouse, engineer Scott Lewis notices several leaking drums.

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