Online Ethics Center For Engineering And Science


Welcome to the Online Ethics Center

Welcome to the new home of the Online Ethics Center (OEC) at the University of Virginia! The site is currently under construction. We look forward to engaging with you in the coming months when we launch the Teaching Ethics Forum; continue the series, “Bringing Ethics into the Conversation;” and introduce a new OEC publishing opportunity. These are exciting times for the OEC, anticipating new opportunities for drawing on OEC ethics resources for learning, teaching, discussing, and collaborating within the growing OEC community.

As we work to roll out the new Online Ethics Center, if you need help accessing material that was available on the former site, please contact for assistance.

View the internet archive of the former site. Please note the archive is not a full representation of the former site.


Ethics Education Library

Check out the OEC's partner site, the Ethics Education Library, to find published articles, case studies, and other ethics education resources for STEM and other applied ethics fields.

Ethics Education Library


January 13 - 14, 2021
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

This workshop has been postponed. Stay tuned for a new date and registration.

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Teaching Ethics Forum

The OEC (Online Ethics Center) will soon launch a new “Teaching Ethics Forum.” This interactive feature of the site will host special events such as case discussion groups, virtual subject matter roundtables, podcasts, lecture series, and syllabi design workshops. OEC curates a wealth of teaching resources in support of those who are seeking to incorporate ethics into their engineering, science and social science classes, for those who have already begun to teach ethics, and for seasoned ethics scholars. The “Teaching Ethics Forum” will function as an active space where faculty can exchange ideas, ask questions, and incubate potential collaborations in ethics instruction and research.

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