13 Works

What Aspects of Organizational Culture Can Promote Ethics in Engineering Practice? Insights from the Health Products Industry

Dayoung Kim & Justin Hess
Previous research findings suggest organizational culture plays a significant role in engineers’ learning of ethics. Therefore, this study explores how the organizational culture contributes to engineers’ learning of ethics with following research questions: 1) What elements of organizational culture promote ethics in the health products industry? 2) What industry and company characteristics contribute to the companies’ current organizational culture for ethics? Full video link below.

Ethics Training: Cultivating an Ethical Engineer Identity

Elaine Englehardt, Michael Pritchard, Kingsley Reeves, Grisselle Centeno, Michelle Hughes-Miller & Susan LeFrancois
There is limited research regarding the impact of current engineering ethics programs on the development of engineers. Indeed, most of the literature on this topic does not discuss ethics insofar as it functions as a part of how engineers regard their identify as engineers. Our 4-year NSF funded project directly addresses this oversight by assessing the impact of integrating engineering ethics education with student internships. This is being conducted jointly at Florida Polytechnic University (FPU)...

A Study on Teaching a Course of Research Integrity in General Education

Zhen-Rong Gan
This presentation discusses the results of a study on teaching a course of research integrity and how one can design a curriculum for undergraduate students from different disciplines but also recognize the cultural and language difference in teaching research integrity. Full video link below.

1950s Redlining Map Predicts Race, Class, and Education Opportunity in Modern Charlottesville

Nora Dale
Census and city data proves that current class and racial divides in Charlottesville neighborhoods correlate to 1950s redlining maps. Specifically, data from the 2020 decennial Census, Charlottesville's open data portal, and a 1951 Charlottesville Health Department 'Appraisal of the Quality of Housing' were utilized in ArcGIS to show how historic racism is still impacting Charlottesville's Black and low income neighborhoods. The impact is shown to be most effective specifically in categories of physical mobility, social...

Learning Short: Commercialization Resources in the iTHRIV Portal

Viral Brahmbhatt
This Learning Short provides a quick overview of the commercialization resources in the iTHRIV portal and can provide an idea of which resources to access depending on the type of project being conducted.

Brain-Computer Interfaces and Action: Who is to Blame?

Rohan Meda & Joseph Vukov
Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs) allow direct neurological control of assistive technologies such as prosthetics, wheelchairs, and other devices. Because there are no complete, biological remedies for full neural-regeneration, there is a rising prevalence of such technologies in the world of rehabilitation. These devices also raise questions about how BCI-mediated actions may intersect with our current ways of understanding moral responsibility. How should we think about concepts such as blame when applied to BCI-mediated actions? Full video...

Characterizing Lab Culture: Exploring the Relationship Between Lab Culture and Ethics through Interview Analysis

Christine Miller, Kelly Laas, Stephanie Taylor, Eric Brey & Elisabeth Hildt
In this presentation, we describe the methods used to analyze 30 interviews in which we asked graduate students about topics such as the culture of their research group, how group members communicate and interact, and how the group handles ethical issues. Over the course of this four-year study, we have found that for the quality of research and the well-being of the lab members, not only purely scientific factors and routine research and work practices...

Assessment of Learning Modules Promoting Team Science Practices to the Translational Scientist

Bart Ragon, Belinda Hernandez, Wendy Novicoff, Morgan Given & Catherine Bradshaw
The integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV) created a series of self-paced learning modules focused on the science of team science, which included a variety of text and multimedia content. A preliminary assessment was conducted to determine the perceived value of six video team science Learning Shorts and to identify areas for improvement. Significant content revisions were completed based on respondent feedback. In March 2022, a focus group was held to solicit feedback...

Developing and Teaching a New Course on “Race Matters in Engineering and Technology

Rosalyn Berne
In response to the recent national outcry over racism in policing and other U.S. institutions, a new course on “Matters of Race in Engineering and Technology” was designed and taught by an engineering ethicist during the 2020-21 academic year, for undergraduate engineering students. This course explores sociotechnical systems underlying systemic racism, and considers the ethical culpability and moral responsibilities of the engineering profession and its professionals. This short presentation sums up the initial design and...

Media and the Night - Book of Abstracts

Jess Reia & Will Straw
Book of abstracts of the "Media and the Night" international conference (March 18-19, 2022). Livre de résumés du colloque international "Les médias et la nuit" (18-19 Mars, 2022).

Practices of Big Data and Data Science Researchers at the University of Virginia: An Ithaka S+R Local Report

Jennifer Huck & Jacalyn Huband
This poster includes select findings and the recommendations from an investigation of research practices of Big Data and Data Science Researchers at the University of Virginia (UVA). The study was conducted by a team of staff from the UVA Academic Library and UVA Research Computing (RC). Ithaka S+R, a not-for-profit research organization, oversaw this study, along with comparable studies at 20 other academic institutions. The goal of Ithaka S+R was to understand the resources and...

Where Ethics Is Taught: An Institutional Epidemiology

Jonathan Beever, Stephen Kuebler & Jordan Collins
Knowing more about the exposure rate of ethics among undergraduates informs what researchers can infer about to what extent their institution are infected with interest in ethics literacy. In turn, collected institutional data makes visible the landscape of ethics: where it is taught, within which units, and how that landscape has changed over time. Full video link below.

Andy Warhol Fdn., Inc. v. Lynn Goldsmith et al, Brief Of Amici Curiae Library Futures Institute, The Software Preservation Network, The Everylibrary Institute, The American Library Association, The Association Of College And Research Libraries, And The Association Of Research Libraries In Support Of Neither Party

Brandon Butler, Kyle Courtney & Juliya Ziskina
The Court’s decision in this case may bear directly on the interests of visual artists who rely on existing works as raw material for their own creations, but it could also affect far more. As the Court considers how to decide this case in light of its deep and recently reaffirmed commitment to a robust fair use doctrine, it should keep in mind the substantial progress enabled by its past decisions. In particular, it should...

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