Dark Clouds, NanoSilver Linings: Ethics When Biocomplexity Meets Human Complexity (A Role-Play Workshop)

A case study and accompanying workshop materials (including the case study, character information for the role-play case, instructor guide, and accompanying video) that explore ethical issues involved in the commercial application of nanomaterials. The case study explores the "wicked problems" of emerging technologies, including public communication and dealing with diverse stakeholder perspectives in deciding how to handle potential safety issues surrounding the use of nanosilver particles in the production of food packaging. 

This case study and accompanying workshop material was included in a National Academy of Engineering's report, Infusing Ethics into the Development of Engineers: Exemplary Education Activities and Programs Exemplar in Engineering Ethics Education.