About the Resources for Research Education collection, including profiles of the authors and history of the website.
The Engineering Professional Responsibility Assessment measures students' social responsibility attitudes and operationalizes the professional social responsibility development model, which describes the development of personal and professional social responsibility in engineers. The EPRA is intended to be used by educators to assess curricular interventions aimed at changing students' views of social responsibility.
This project summarizes engineering ethics activities being conducted by the Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering (NACOE), which is dedicated to providing an inclusive, hands-on learning environment that supports academic excellence, strives for innovation in research and serves the community in Montana and beyond. This includes the work of the Montana Engineering Education Research Center (MEERC), which is engaged in the practice and research of engineering ethics and societal implications of science and technology.
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 semester-long course that looks at safety ethics and how to build and operate safer systems.
Suggestions for using the film, The Matrix, as a teaching tool in an engineering ethics course.
The Research, Ethics, and Society Cases provide starting points for discussion of the outcomes of new knowledge and innovation for society and the ethical obligations of researchers to society. A foundation text, accessible through CITI, explains why researchers have social responsibilities and outlines ways researchers can act in the public's interests. This Discussion Guide summarizes that foundation text.
An essay on the anticipated reaction to Rachel Carson's book, 'Silent Spring'.
An overview of pesticides pertaining to Rache Carson's "Silent Spring."
A summary of Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring".
The creator of FakeApp says it would be wrong to condemn the technology. How could we not?
This article from The News Journal describes difficulties faced by Hope Creek Nuclear power plant after concerns were raised by Dr. Kymn Harvin.
In this essay Michael Loui explains fieldwork and cooperative learning in professional ethics. The paper describes two courses relating to professional ethics in which students develop skills for working in multidisciplinary teams and deepen their understanding of collective moral responsibility.
This activity is considered an NAE Exemplar in Engineering Ethics Education and was included in a 2016 report with other exemplary activities.The activity described here instructs students in a 14-week required bioengineering ethics course to author a case study based on their research and analyze it using methods taught in the course. Based on solid research from two consecutive NSF grants, this activity is exemplary because it recognizes the ill-definednature of ethics and teaches students...
The teaching of ethics is particularly suited to the use of illustrative case studies. Such narratives can be used to present examples of a range of significant ethical issues related to some human enterprise and many of the complexities associated with each of the issues. The cases can be either fictional or they can be based on actual events. Chapter 2 discusses the definition of Ethics.
Chapter 6 of "An Instructor's Guide for Ethical Issues in Physics."
Chapter 2 of "An Instructor's Guide to Ethical issues in Physics."
The Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Knowledge Test is a 32-item measure that assesses a clinical research coordinator's knowledge of good clinical practices in four competency domains: 1) clinical trial operations, 2) study site management, 3) ethical and participant safety considerations, and 4) data management and informatics.
An instructor's guide, accompanying slide deck, and video for a teaching module on the ethics of authorship.
This class plan gives a selection of exercises out of which an instructor may build a class session around the Enhancement, Anti-Aging Medicine & Life-Extending Biotechnologies case. The materials are suitable for upper division undergraduate courses in bioethics or the life and environmental sciences.
In this essay, Dr. Whitbeck outlines an 'agent-centered' approach to learning ethics. The central aim is to prepare students to act wisely and responsibly when faced with moral problems. She provides a number of examples and cases with descriptions of questions and directions for promoting student participation and stimulating thought and discussion.
This page presents the case of whistleblower Inez Austin as an example of someone who, even in the face of overwhelming adversity, followed her ethical convictions and refused to sanction a procedure she believed to be unsafe. The information in this page is drawn from extensive personal communications with Inez Austin.
An article about the Killer Robot's interface.
Part Four of Seven Discussions Concerning the Challenger Disaster.
Link to the National Academies report,A Health Equity Approach to Obesity Efforts.
Link to the National Academies ReportReproducibility and Replicability in Science.