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About the Resources for Research Education Collection

About the Resources for Research Education collection, including profiles of the authors and history of the website.

Engineering Professional Responsibility Assessment Tool (EPRA)

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.

Montana State University Engineering Ethics Education

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.

Ethics and Engineering for Safety

Nancy G. Leveson
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.

Online Ethics Center: Using the Film, \"The Matrix,\" in an Engineering Ethics Course

Suggestions for using the film, The Matrix, as a teaching tool in an engineering ethics course.

Research, Ethics, and Society: Discussion Guide

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.

Section V: Anticipating Hostile Reaction from the Chemical Industry

An essay on the anticipated reaction to Rachel Carson's book, 'Silent Spring'.


An overview of pesticides pertaining to Rache Carson's "Silent Spring."

Summary of Silent Spring

A summary of Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring".

Deepfakes and the Value-Neutrality Thesis

Michael J. Quinn & Nathan Colaner
The creator of FakeApp says it would be wrong to condemn the technology. How could we not?

Hope Creek plant staying closed:

This article from The News Journal describes difficulties faced by Hope Creek Nuclear power plant after concerns were raised by Dr. Kymn Harvin.

Fieldwork and Cooperative Learning in Professional Ethics

Michael Loui
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.

Using Student-Authored Case Studies to Teach Bioengineering Ethics

Rosa Lynn Pinkus
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...

Chapter 2: What is Ethics? (Section I- A Guide To Teaching the Ethical Dimensions of Science)

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: Underrepresented Groups in Physics

Marshall Thomsen
Chapter 6 of "An Instructor's Guide for Ethical Issues in Physics."

Chapter 2: Laboratory Practices

Marshall Thomsen
Chapter 2 of "An Instructor's Guide to Ethical issues in Physics."

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Knowledge Test

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.

Best Practices for Publishing Your Research: Authorship

Christina N. Bennett & Marsha Lakes Matyas
An instructor's guide, accompanying slide deck, and video for a teaching module on the ethics of authorship.

Class Plan: Enhancement, Anti-Aging Medicine & Life-Extending Biotechnologies (75min.)

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.

Teaching Ethics to Scientists and Engineers: Moral Agents and Moral Problems

Caroline Whitbeck
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.

Inez Austin - Protecting the Public Safety at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation

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.

The Killer Robot Interface

Richard G. Epstein
An article about the Killer Robot's interface.

Frustration with Lack of Management Support

Part Four of Seven Discussions Concerning the Challenger Disaster.

A Health Equity Approach to Obesity Efforts: Proceedings of a Workshop - in Brief

Link to the National Academies report,A Health Equity Approach to Obesity Efforts.

Reproducibility and Replicability in Science

Link to the National Academies ReportReproducibility and Replicability in Science.

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  • 2021

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