Resources for Engineering and Science Ethics

This section houses and provides access to all the OEC materials. It is searchable by type of resource, topic, field, and author and other publication information. A search by resource, then topic or field, reduces the number of entries identified.

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  • Assessment Tool 2
    • qualitative 0
    • quantitative 0
  • Bibliography 17
  • Case Study / Scenario 136
    • Historical / Non-Fiction Case 8
    • Hypothetical / Fictional Case 73
    • Mini-case 10
    • Moral Exemplar 0
    • Open-ended scenario 47
    • Role Play 5
    • Technical / Numerical Case 0
  • Code / Policy / Guideline 21
    • governmental policy 0
    • honor code 0
    • International Declarations and Standards 0
    • professional code 21
  • Educational Activity Description 13
    • Course 1
    • Ethics Across the Curriculum 0
    • Exercise/Assignment/Module 10
    • Institution-wide Program 1
    • Multi-semester program 2
    • Online activity 0
    • Public Engagement Activity 0
    • Service Learning 0
    • Train the Trainer 0
    • Workshop/Event 0
  • Essay 2
  • Event / presentation 0
  • Instructor Material 8
    • lecture plan / notes 0
    • lesson plan / guide 3
    • pedagogical notes/essays 0
    • rubric 1
    • syllabus 4
  • Multimedia 2
    • application 0
    • documentary 0
    • film 1
    • podcast 0
    • software 0
    • video clip 1
  • Online Course 0
  • Published Work / Text 65
    • blog 0
    • book 0
    • journal article 1
    • newspaper / magazine article 1
    • report 62
    • web article 0
  • Subject Aids 1
  • Topical Collection / Resource Collection 4
  • Website / organization 3
Topic
Ethics and Society
  • Catastrophes, Hazards, Disasters 8
  • Communicating Science & Engineering 38
  • Corruption 2
  • Cultural Awareness & Sensitivity 17
  • Emerging technologies 47
  • Environmental Justice 16
  • Governance 29
  • Human Rights 30
  • Law and Public Policy 24
  • Privacy and Surveillance 31
  • Public and Community Engagement 19
  • Public Well-being 46
  • Responsible Innovation 44
  • Risk 29
  • Security 28
    • Biosafety/Biosecurity 6
    • Dual Use 7
  • Social and Political Conflict 8
  • Social Justice 16
  • Social Responsibility 46
    • Corporate Social Responsibility 2
  • Sustainability 27
    • Economic 0
    • Environmental 11
    • Social 5
    • Sustainable Development 6
Research & Practice
  • Animal Use 36
  • Bias in Research 8
  • Collaboration 56
    • Interdisciplinary Research 4
    • International Collaboration 3
  • Community and Participatory Research 11
  • Confidentiality 25
  • Conflict of Interest 37
  • Data Management 55
  • Diversity 15
    • Discrimination in the Workplace 1
    • Diversity in Research Design and Practice 4
  • Expert Witness 1
  • Grant Management 9
  • Human Subjects Research 78
    • Informed Consent 30
    • Institutional Review Boards 7
    • Vulnerable Populations 21
  • Intellectual Property and Patents 14
    • Industrial Espionage 0
    • Trade Secrets 0
  • Mentors and Trainees 62
  • Organizational Climate 10
  • Publication Ethics 53
    • Authorship 34
    • Peer Review 5
  • Reproducibility 7
  • Research Misconduct 28
    • Fabrication 7
    • Falsification 4
    • Handling Misconduct Allegations 3
    • Plagiarism 6
  • Safety 53
    • Lab and Workplace Safety 7
    • Product Liability 1
    • Public Health and Safety 22
  • Whistleblowing 9
  • Workplace Ethics 20
    • Bidding Process 0
    • Bribery and Extortion 0
    • Community Relations 1
    • Employer/Employee Relationships 5
    • Engineer/Client Relationships 1
Controversies
  • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics 3
  • Big Data 11
  • Climate Change 7
  • Cloning 3
  • Dual Use Research 10
  • Embryo Research 8
  • Energy 1
  • Geoengineering 3
  • Human Enhancement 16
  • Human Migration 0
  • Military and Defense Research 4
  • Stem Cell Research 1
Field
Life and Environmental Sciences
  • Computer, Math, and Physical Sciences 169
    • Applied Mathematics 1
    • Astronomy and Astrophysics 3
    • Atmospheric Sciences 4
    • Chemistry 23
    • Computer Sciences 53
    • Earth Sciences 7
    • Geological Sciences 9
    • Mathematics 9
    • Meteorology 4
    • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 11
    • Oceanography 3
    • Physics 13
    • Statistics and Probability 4
  • Engineering 377
    • Aerospace Engineering 9
    • Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering 16
    • Chemical Engineering 16
    • Civil Engineering 18
    • Computer Engineering 12
    • Earth Resources Engineering 5
    • Electrical Engineering 8
    • Engineering Management 3
    • Environmental Engineering 14
    • Industrial Engineering 9
    • Material Science and Engineering 12
    • Mechanical Engineering 16
    • Nuclear Engineering 7
    • Systems Engineering 7
  • International Perspectives 38
  • Life and Environmental Sciences 273
    • Animal Science 6
    • Biochemistry 15
    • Bioinformatics 4
    • Biophysics 5
    • Biotechnology 10
    • Cell and Developmental Biology 7
    • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 9
    • Entomology 2
    • Environmental Health 10
    • Food Science 3
    • Forestry and Forest Science 7
    • Genetics and Genomics 44
    • Immunology and Infectious Diseases 14
    • Integrative Biology 5
    • Microbiology 7
    • Neuroscience and Neurobiology 11
    • Nutrition 2
    • Pharmacology 13
    • Physiology 3
    • Plant Sciences 6
    • Public Health 24
    • Structural Biology 3
    • Synthetic Biology 7
    • Systems Biology 4
    • Toxicology 10
  • Research Ethics 355
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 143
    • Agricultural and Resource Economics 2
    • Anthropology 14
    • Communications 1
    • Criminology and Criminal Justice 3
    • Decision, Risk and Management Sciences 5
    • Economics 2
    • Geography 5
    • Information Sciences 8
    • Linguistics 2
    • Political Science 7
    • Psychology 21
    • Public Policy and Public Administration 18
    • Science and Technology Studies 5
    • Sociology 13
    • Urban Studies and Planning 8
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  • Active Learning Bibliography

    Added08/17/2016

    Updated11/16/2016

    An annotated bibliography of web sites, books and journal articles looking at how to integrate active learning into ethics education. Includes material on what active learning is and how it is done, how active learning can be done in an online environment, and how it can be integrated into ethics education.

    Author(s) Kelly Laas
    Year 2016
  • Microbiologists Respond to Bioterrorism

    Added10/02/2013

    Updated08/05/2016

    In the wake of terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon on September 11, 2001, a group of microbiologists worked with the FBI to identify the individual or group who mailed letters filled with anthrax to American government officials and media personalities. Others struggled with the issues of whether and how to publish research results of potential use to terrorists. A part of the Research, Ethics, and Society project, this case can be used to address the social responsibilities of researchers, particularly those concerning scientists and engineers and their involvement in or opposition to military projects.

    Author(s) Karin Ellison Karen Wellner
    Contributor(s) Karin Ellison
    Year 2013
  • Heat Transfer Problem

    Added02/16/2006

    Updated01/15/2016

    An engineer, you work for a consulting firm responsible for the renovation of old office buildings for a military base. A new regulation concerning wall materials goes into effect next year. The wall you are working on will not meet the new regulations. Conflict arises when there are differing opinions regarding which regulations to follow.

    Author(s) Wayne Helmer Robert C. Walker
    Authoring Institution Zachry Department of Civil Engineering-TAMU Ethics
    Year 1995
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