Resources for Engineering and Science Ethics

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    • qualitative 1
    • quantitative 8
  • Bibliography 57
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    • Historical / Non-Fiction Case 123
    • Hypothetical / Fictional Case 225
    • Mini-case 38
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    • Open-ended scenario 186
    • Role Play 13
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    • governmental policy 1
    • honor code 1
    • International Declarations and Standards 4
    • professional code 82
  • Educational Activity Description 73
    • Course 15
    • Ethics Across the Curriculum 2
    • Exercise/Assignment/Module 39
    • Institution-wide Program 4
    • Multi-semester program 8
    • Online activity 1
    • Public Engagement Activity 0
    • Service Learning 0
    • Train the Trainer 1
    • Workshop/Event 1
  • Essay 16
  • Event / presentation 19
  • Instructor Material 58
    • lecture plan / notes 2
    • lesson plan / guide 14
    • pedagogical notes/essays 22
    • rubric 5
    • syllabus 13
  • Multimedia 21
    • application 0
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    • film 2
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    • software 1
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  • Published Work / Text 125
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    • report 92
    • web article 3
  • Subject Aids 37
  • Topical Collection / Resource Collection 26
  • Website / organization 33
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Ethics and Society
  • Catastrophes, Hazards, Disasters 0
  • Communicating Science & Engineering 0
  • Controversies 1
    • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics 0
    • Big Data 0
    • Climate Change 1
    • Cloning 0
    • Dual Use Research 0
    • Embryo Research 0
    • Energy 0
    • Geoengineering 0
    • Human Enhancement 0
    • Human Migration 0
    • Military and Defense Research 0
    • Stem Cell Research 0
  • Corruption 0
  • Cultural Awareness & Sensitivity 0
  • Emerging technologies 0
  • Environmental Justice 3
  • Governance 0
  • Human Rights 0
  • Law and Public Policy 0
  • Privacy and Surveillance 1
  • Public and Community Engagement 0
  • Public Well-being 0
  • Responsible Innovation 0
  • Risk 0
  • Security 0
    • Biosafety/Biosecurity 0
    • Dual Use 0
  • Social and Political Conflict 0
  • Social Justice 5
  • Social Responsibility 1
    • Corporate Social Responsibility 0
  • Sustainability 6
    • Economic 0
    • Environmental 0
    • Social 0
    • Sustainable Development 2
Research & Practice
  • Animal Use 0
  • Bias in Research 0
  • Collaboration 0
    • Interdisciplinary Research 0
    • International Collaboration 0
  • Community and Participatory Research 0
  • Confidentiality 0
  • Conflict of Interest 0
  • Data Management 1
  • Diversity 0
    • Discrimination in the Workplace 0
    • Diversity in Research Design and Practice 0
  • Expert Witness 0
  • Grant Management 0
  • Human Subjects Research 0
    • Informed Consent 0
    • Institutional Review Boards 0
    • Vulnerable Populations 0
  • Intellectual Property and Patents 0
    • Industrial Espionage 0
    • Trade Secrets 0
  • Mentors and Trainees 0
  • Organizational Climate 0
  • Publication Ethics 0
    • Authorship 0
    • Peer Review 0
  • Reproducibility 0
  • Research Misconduct 0
    • Fabrication 0
    • Falsification 0
    • Handling Misconduct Allegations 0
    • Plagiarism 0
  • Safety 0
    • Lab and Workplace Safety 0
    • Product Liability 0
    • Public Health and Safety 0
  • Whistleblowing 0
  • Workplace Ethics 0
    • Bidding Process 0
    • Bribery and Extortion 0
    • Community Relations 0
    • Employer/Employee Relationships 0
    • Engineer/Client Relationships 0
Field
  • Computer, Math, and Physical Sciences 2
    • Applied Mathematics 0
    • Astronomy and Astrophysics 0
    • Atmospheric Sciences 0
    • Chemistry 0
    • Computer Sciences 0
    • Earth Sciences 0
    • Geological Sciences 0
    • Mathematics 0
    • Meteorology 0
    • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 0
    • Oceanography 0
    • Physics 0
    • Statistics and Probability 0
  • Engineering 8
    • Aerospace Engineering 0
    • Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering 0
    • Chemical Engineering 0
    • Civil Engineering 1
    • Computer Engineering 0
    • Earth Resources Engineering 0
    • Electrical Engineering 0
    • Engineering Management 0
    • Environmental Engineering 0
    • Grand Challenges for Engineering 0
    • Industrial Engineering 0
    • Material Science and Engineering 0
    • Mechanical Engineering 0
    • Nuclear Engineering 0
    • Systems Engineering 0
  • International Perspectives 1
  • Life and Environmental Sciences 0
    • Animal Science 0
    • Biochemistry 0
    • Bioinformatics 0
    • Biophysics 0
    • Biotechnology 0
    • Cell and Developmental Biology 0
    • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 0
    • Entomology 0
    • Environmental Health 0
    • Food Science 0
    • Forestry and Forest Science 0
    • Genetics and Genomics 0
    • Immunology and Infectious Diseases 0
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    • Microbiology 0
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    • Pharmacology 0
    • Physiology 0
    • Plant Sciences 0
    • Public Health 0
    • Structural Biology 0
    • Synthetic Biology 0
    • Systems Biology 0
    • Toxicology 0
  • Research Ethics 0
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 0
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    • Communications 0
    • Criminology and Criminal Justice 0
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    • Information Sciences 0
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    • Political Science 0
    • Psychology 0
    • Public Policy and Public Administration 0
    • Science and Technology Studies 0
    • Sociology 0
    • Urban Studies and Planning 0
  • Teaching Ethics in STEM 1
    • Case Study Method 1
    • Ethical Decision-Making 0
    • Ethics Across the Curriculum 0
    • Evaluation and Assessment 1
    • Goals of Ethics Education 1
    • Institution-Wide Methods 0
    • Instructional Methods 1
    • Online Education 0
    • Pedagogical Materials (Approaches) 1
    • Service Learning 0
    • Using Moral Theories in Teaching 1
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  • 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
  • Cutting Roadside Trees

    Added06/15/1992

    Updated01/19/2016

    For each of the past 7 years at least one person has suffered a fatal automobile accident by crashing into trees closely aligned along a 3 mile stretch of Forest Drive. Many other accidents have also occurred, causing serious injuries, wrecked cars, and damaged trees. Some of the trees are quite close to the pavement. Two law suits have been filed against the road commission for not maintaining sufficient road safety along this 3 three mile stretch. Both were dismissed because the drivers were going well in excess of the 45 mph speed limit.

    Author(s) Michael Pritchard
    Contributor(s) Michael Pritchard
    Authoring Institution Center for the Study of Ethics in Society at Western Michigan University
    Year 1992
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