Resources for Engineering and Science Ethics

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  • Case Study / Scenario 9
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  • Code / Policy / Guideline 3
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    • honor code 0
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    • professional code 3
  • Educational Activity Description 0
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    • Ethics Across the Curriculum 0
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    • Institution-wide Program 0
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  • Website / organization 1
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Ethics and Society
  • Catastrophes, Hazards, Disasters 0
  • Communicating Science & Engineering 8
  • Corruption 0
  • Cultural Awareness & Sensitivity 7
  • Emerging technologies 0
  • Environmental Justice 1
  • Governance 0
  • Human Rights 2
  • Law and Public Policy 0
  • Privacy and Surveillance 0
  • Public and Community Engagement 6
  • Public Well-being 2
  • Responsible Innovation 0
  • Risk 0
  • Security 0
    • Biosafety/Biosecurity 0
    • Dual Use 0
  • Social and Political Conflict 2
  • Social Justice 1
  • Social Responsibility 1
    • Corporate Social Responsibility 0
  • Sustainability 0
    • Economic 0
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    • Social 0
    • Sustainable Development 0
Research & Practice
  • Animal Use 0
  • Bias in Research 0
  • Collaboration 3
    • Interdisciplinary Research 0
    • International Collaboration 1
  • Community and Participatory Research 6
  • Confidentiality 2
  • Conflict of Interest 1
  • Data Management 3
  • Diversity 0
    • Discrimination in the Workplace 0
    • Diversity in Research Design and Practice 0
  • Expert Witness 0
  • Grant Management 0
  • Human Subjects Research 6
    • Informed Consent 3
    • Institutional Review Boards 3
    • Vulnerable Populations 1
  • Intellectual Property and Patents 1
    • Industrial Espionage 0
    • Trade Secrets 0
  • Mentors and Trainees 1
  • Organizational Climate 0
  • Publication Ethics 1
    • Authorship 0
    • Peer Review 0
  • Reproducibility 0
  • Research Misconduct 0
    • Fabrication 0
    • Falsification 0
    • Handling Misconduct Allegations 0
    • Plagiarism 0
  • Safety 1
    • Lab and Workplace Safety 0
    • Product Liability 0
    • Public Health and Safety 1
  • Whistleblowing 0
  • Workplace Ethics 0
    • Bidding Process 0
    • Bribery and Extortion 0
    • Community Relations 0
    • Employer/Employee Relationships 0
    • Engineer/Client Relationships 0
Controversies
  • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics 0
  • Big Data 0
  • Climate Change 0
  • Cloning 0
  • Dual Use Research 0
  • Embryo Research 0
  • Energy 0
  • Geoengineering 0
  • Human Enhancement 0
  • Human Migration 0
  • Military and Defense Research 1
  • Stem Cell Research 0
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Anthropology
  • Computer, Math, and Physical Sciences 167
    • Applied Mathematics 0
    • Astronomy and Astrophysics 3
    • Atmospheric Sciences 4
    • Chemistry 23
    • Computer Sciences 52
    • Earth Sciences 7
    • Geological Sciences 8
    • Mathematics 9
    • Meteorology 4
    • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 11
    • Oceanography 3
    • Physics 12
    • Statistics and Probability 4
  • Engineering 375
    • Aerospace Engineering 8
    • Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering 16
    • Chemical Engineering 15
    • Civil Engineering 18
    • Computer Engineering 11
    • Earth Resources Engineering 5
    • Electrical Engineering 8
    • Engineering Management 3
    • Environmental Engineering 14
    • Industrial Engineering 8
    • Material Science and Engineering 12
    • Mechanical Engineering 16
    • Nuclear Engineering 7
    • Systems Engineering 7
  • International Perspectives 38
  • Life and Environmental Sciences 272
    • 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 2
    • Forestry and Forest Science 7
    • Genetics and Genomics 44
    • Immunology and Infectious Diseases 14
    • Integrative Biology 5
    • Microbiology 6
    • Neuroscience and Neurobiology 11
    • Nutrition 2
    • Pharmacology 13
    • Physiology 3
    • Plant Sciences 6
    • Public Health 24
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    • Synthetic Biology 7
    • Systems Biology 4
    • Toxicology 9
  • Research Ethics 355
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 142
    • 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
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    • Psychology 21
    • Public Policy and Public Administration 17
    • Science and Technology Studies 5
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  • Evaluation & Assessment Bibliography

    Added03/26/2010

    Updated09/16/2016

    This bibliography includes resources for assessing students' competence in ethics as well as for evaluating the effectiveness of ethics instruction. It also has a section looking at methods for assessing the ethical climate of an organization.

    Author(s) Kelly Laas
    Year 2016
  • 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
  • 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
  • Raising an Issue of Participation in a Professional Society (adapted from NSPE Case No. 82-7)

    Added06/10/2006

    Updated12/10/2015

    Ethical Engineering/Fair Trade

    This is an open-ended scenario for discussion based on a case from the NSPE Board of Ethical Review. An engineer actively participates in professional and technical societies. This participation accords with the policy of the engineer's employer, but the engineer's immediate supervisor tries to block or prevent some of these activities.

    Authoring Institution Online Ethics Center
    Year 1999
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