Collections

This section contains resources and scenarios submitted by visitors to the Center and student projects (problem situations followed by interviews with knowledgeable people on how best to address those problems). All have been edited slightly for clarity, and most names appearing within the scenarios have been changed.
A collection of short presentations curated from APPE conferences.
Short biographies of engineers and scientists who won awards due to their professional conduct in the face of complex ethical dilemmas. 
This collection of resources on Big Data is part of a larger collection of Life and Environmental Science ethics education resource sets on ethics of emerging biotechnologies, big data in the life sciences, human enhancement, and conservation and biodiversity. Doctoral students from Arizona State University’s Center for Biology and Society developed the resources under the direction of Karin Ellison and Joseph Herkert between 2014 and 2019. This particular collection was developed by Valerie Racine. It includes lesson plans, case studies, and bibliographies.
This collection of resources on Biodiversity is part of a larger collection of Life and Environmental Science ethics education resource sets on ethics of emerging biotechnologies, big data in the life sciences, human enhancement, and conservation and biodiversity. Doctoral students from Arizona State University’s Center for Biology and Society developed the resources under the direction of Karin Ellison and Joseph Herkert between 2014 and 2019. This particular collection was developed by Michelle Sullivan Govani. It includes lesson plans, case studies, and bibliographies.
Developed by Michael Pritchard, co-author of one of the seminal texts used to teach engineering ethics, this is a collection of engineering ethics case studies that help students explore many different facets of the engineering profession. The cases cover professional issues that arise in research, the workplace, and for engineers working with clients. 
On the OEC you can find two versions of National Society of Professional Engineers, or NSPE, cases.  The parent collection “Cases from the NSPE Board of Ethical Review” contains the original summary of an actual case brought to the NSPE Board of Ethical Review and the board’s conclusions.  The parent collection “Professional Ethics in Engineering Practice: Discussion Cases Based on NSPE BER Cases” has adapted versions some instructors find easier for use in classrooms.  The individual cases contain cross links in the notes.  Additionally, the NSPE has a larger collection of cases available on their website at: https://www.nspe.org/resources/ethics/ethics-resources/board-ethical-review-cases.
A collection of cases looking at issues of discrimination in the workplace.
This is a collection of resources generated and gathered during the NSF Climate Change Educational Partnership (CCEP) Phase I award, It includes cases and a bibliography as well as teaching tools and general organizational information.
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.
A set of cases looking at ethical issues in science and engineering. Cases look at issues of intellectual property, environmental impact, and working with community members and the public. 
This is a collection of resources generated and gathered by the NSF supported Energy Ethics in Science and Engineering (EESE) Education partnership.  It includes two bibliographies as well as teaching tools and general organizational information. This is a work in progress so check back often for more resources. The materials gathered here are supported in part by a National Science Foundation collaborative award to the National Academy of Engineering (1032966, co-PI Rachelle Hollander) and Arizona State University (1033082, co-PI Clark Miller). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the respective authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation."  
In contrast to accident cases, these exemplars are intended to give neophyte engineers examples of engineers and scientists responding well to situations, so they have positive examples not only of actions, but to the extent possible, reasoning behind those actions. By including both cases in which others also acted well in response to the engineer's actions and cases in which they did not, we intend to avoid the fallacy of judging every effort by its outcome.
A collection of short presentations from NSF-funded ER2 (Ethical and Responsible Research) projects.
A collection of classic essays on how to teach ethics in STEM.
A collection of materials focused on engaging undergraduate engineering students to discuss their experiences in co-ops and volunteering, and how real-life ethical dilemmas came up in the workplace. Includes a description of the activity, an assessment rubric, and information about non-disclosure agreements that students may have come across in their co-op experiences. 
Ethics in the Science Classroom: An Instructional Guide for Secondary School Science Teachers With Model Room Use, by Theodore Goldfarb (Chemistry, SUNY at Stony Brook) and Michael Pritchard (Philosophy, Western Michigan University).
This collection of resources on emerging biotechnologies is part of a larger collection of Life and Environmental Science ethics education resource sets on ethics of big data in the life sciences, emerging biotechnologies, human enhancement, and conservation and biodiversity. Doctoral students from Arizona State University’s Center for Biology and Society developed the resources under the direction of Karin Ellison and Joseph Herkert between 2014 and 2019. This particular collection was developed by Valerie Racine. It includes lesson plans, case studies, and bibliographies.
This collection of resources on Human Enhancement is part of a larger collection of Life and Environmental Science ethics education resource sets on ethics of emerging biotechnologies, big data in the life sciences, human enhancement, and conservation and biodiversity. Doctoral students from Arizona State University’s Center for Biology and Society developed the resources under the direction of Karin Ellison and Joseph Herkert between 2014 and 2019. This particular collection was developed by Valerie Racine. It includes lesson plans, case studies, and bibliographies.
This is a collection of evaluation and assessment tools developed by education researchers specializing in ethics instruction. The tools cover all areas of STEM and research ethics, focus on issues of ethical knowledge, social responsibility, and analysis of organizational climate, and are made to access everything from semester-long courses to knowledge and attitudes about ethics in research labs.
This course provides an introduction to key issues relating to genomics in society. It explores social, ethical and policy questions raised by genomics in the context of: synthetic biology, genetics and crops, genetic modification of domestic animals, genetics and conservation, human genetic therapies and human enhancement, and privacy and genetic information.
These cases and commentaries result from a series of workshops on Graduate Research Ethics Education, held at Indiana University, Bloomington, from 1996 to 2000. The project brought together many graduate and post-doctoral students in the natural sciences for a study of research ethics and reflects the experiences and problems they face. The project was sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF Grant No. SBR 9421897) to the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE). Volume 1 addresses issues of faculty responsibility to students; collaboration, authorship, and intellectual property, and human subjects.
These cases and commentaries result from a series of workshops on Graduate Research Ethics Education, held at Indiana University, Bloomington, from 1996 to 2000. The project brought together many graduate and post-doctoral students in the natural sciences for a study of research ethics and reflects the experiences and problems they face. The project was sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF Grant No. SBR 9421897) to the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE). Volume 2 includes 17 cases exploring many aspects of res search ethics including publication ethics, ethics in the use of animals and humans in research, and conflicts of interest. Each case is accompanied by at least two expert commentaries.