Online Ethics Center for Engineering and science
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  • The first of two brief videos based on interviews with leaders in climate adaptation, city management, engineering systems, public engagement, and other key fields, who gathered at the national meeting on “Climate Change and America’s Infrastructure: Engineering, Social, and Policy Challenges,” January 28-30, 2013.
  • This video highlights participant views about the wide range of expertise and public involvement that will be needed to respond adequately to the stresses on engineering systems from climate change. It is designed to enable educators and others to engage with engineers and the public about the numerous challenges, and to stimulate discussion about how to respond.
What is the OEC?

The Online Ethics Center (OEC) is a repository of resources on the ethics of science, engineering, and research that help engineers, scientists, scholars, educators, students, and interested citizens understand and address ethically significant topics and problems that arise in the practice and results of science and engineering.

A five-year improvement effort to update and expand site, with new features and content, began in 2014 with an award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). More information about the OEC can be found in the About section.

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Walter  L Elden
Walter L Elden
IEEE Life Senior Member and Life Member of the Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT)
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What's New
  • Gender in the Global Research Landscape Report Symposium

    PostedFriday, February 10, 2017 AT 3:40 AM

    Elsevier has developed a comprehensive report, entitled Gender in the Global Research Landscape, as an evidence-based examination of the outputs, quality, and impact of research worldwide through a gender lens.  Intended as a vehicle for understanding the role of gender within the structure of the global research enterprise, the public report covers 20 years, 12 geographies and 27 subject areas, providing powerful insight and guidance on gender research and gender equality policy for governments, funders and institutions worldwide. In addition to global results and trends, the report includes comparisons across the full range of research disciplines.

    The report launch is in Washington, DC on March 31, 2017

    • Sign up on the Report Page to receive a copy of the report once released mid-March and learn about upcoming related events globally
    • Information about the March 31 Symposium in Washington, DC is available and registration is open for this free, public event.  
  • Union College Engineering and Liberal Education Symposium 2017

    PostedMonday, January 30, 2017 AT 8:09 AM

    Union College is proud to sponsor the Tenth Symposium on Engineering and Liberal Education on Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3, 2017 in Schenectady, New York. Please SAVE THE DATES and look for more information at: ele.union.edu

    Union College will send out a call for abstracts in the first week of February. If you have a particular session that you would like to organize at this year's symposium, please contact Ashraf Ghaly (ghalya@union.edu). 

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Submit Materials

The OEC seeks submissions of high-quality ethics education resources in science and engineering for inclusion in its collection. Interdisciplinary materials are particularly welcome, as are resources that promote active learning at the undergraduate or graduate level. Materials are also needed to assist faculty new to teaching in science and engineering ethics. For more information on resource submissions, see the Submit Materials page.

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