Ethics Education in Science and Engineering Education
This project examined the social environment of science and engineering education; the need for ethics education for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in science and engineering; models for effective programs; and assessment of approaches to ethics education, among other topics.
Increasing complexity and competitiveness in research environments, the prevalence of interdisciplinary and international involvement in research projects, and the close coupling of commerce and academia have created an ethically challenging environment for young scientists and engineers. For the past several decades, federal research agencies have supported projects to meet the need for mentoring and ethics training in graduate education in research, often called training in the responsible conduct of research. Recently, these agencies have supported projects to identify ethically problematic behaviors and assess the efficacy of ethics education in addressing them.
The project included a workshop, which was made possible by support from the National Science Foundation, and a Panel Discussion at the June 2010 ASEE meeting.
Ethics Education and Scientific and Engineering Research: What's Been Learned? What Should Be Done? Summary of a Workshop
The workshop, summarized in this volume, discussed the social environment of science and engineering education; the need for ethics education for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in science and engineering; models for effective programs; and assessment of approaches to ethics education, among other topics.
ASEE Panel on NSF and Engineering Ethics Education - 2010
On June 23, 2010, Rachelle Hollander, Director of the Center for Engineering, Ethics, and Society at the National Academy of Engineering moderated a panel on “NSF and Engineering Ethics Education,” at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Engineering Education in Louisville, Kentucky. At the start of calendar year 2010, NSF required certifications from institutions submitting proposals of their plans to provide and verify ethics education training to students and post-doctoral fellows. The session explored ways and resources with which to address these requirements, from the perspectives of engineering administrators and faculty members, programs attempting to develop these resources, and the NSF itself. Power-point slides of the three presentations can be found here.
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"Ethics Education in Science and Engineering Education"
Online Ethics Center for Engineering
National Academy of Engineering
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