Resources for Engineering and Science Ethics

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  • Assessment Tool 8
    • qualitative 1
    • quantitative 2
  • Bibliography 55
  • Case Study / Scenario 578
    • Historical / Non-Fiction Case 118
    • Hypothetical / Fictional Case 224
    • Mini-case 37
    • Moral Exemplar 16
    • Open-ended scenario 186
    • Role Play 12
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  • Code / Policy / Guideline 101
    • governmental policy 1
    • honor code 1
    • International Declarations and Standards 4
    • professional code 82
  • Educational Activity Description 59
    • Course 15
    • Ethics Across the Curriculum 2
    • Exercise/Assignment/Module 26
    • Institution-wide Program 4
    • Multi-semester program 8
    • Online activity 0
    • Public Engagement Activity 0
    • Service Learning 0
    • Train the Trainer 1
    • Workshop/Event 1
  • Essay 13
  • Event / presentation 13
  • Instructor Material 50
    • lecture plan / notes 2
    • lesson plan / guide 13
    • pedagogical notes/essays 16
    • rubric 5
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  • Multimedia 18
    • application 0
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  • Published Work / Text 115
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  • Subject Aids 37
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  • Catastrophes, Hazards, Disasters 0
  • Communicating Science & Engineering 0
  • Controversies 1
    • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics 1
    • Big Data 1
    • Climate Change 0
    • Cloning 0
    • Dual Use Research 0
    • Embryo Research 0
    • Energy 0
    • Geoengineering 0
    • Human Enhancement 1
    • Human Migration 0
    • Military and Defense Research 0
    • Stem Cell Research 0
  • Corruption 0
  • Cultural Awareness & Sensitivity 0
  • Emerging technologies 0
  • Environmental Justice 0
  • Governance 0
  • Human Rights 0
  • Law and Public Policy 0
  • Privacy and Surveillance 0
  • Public and Community Engagement 1
  • Public Well-being 0
  • Responsible Innovation 0
  • Risk 0
  • Security 0
    • Biosafety/Biosecurity 0
    • Dual Use 0
  • Social and Political Conflict 0
  • Social Justice 1
  • Social Responsibility 0
    • Corporate Social Responsibility 0
  • Sustainability 0
    • Economic 0
    • Environmental 0
    • Social 0
    • Sustainable Development 0
Research & Practice
  • Animal Use 0
  • Bias in Research 1
  • Collaboration 2
    • Interdisciplinary Research 0
    • International Collaboration 0
  • Community and Participatory Research 1
  • Confidentiality 0
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  • Data Management 0
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    • Discrimination in the Workplace 0
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  • Expert Witness 0
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  • 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 2
  • 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 1
  • Workplace Ethics 2
    • Bidding Process 0
    • Bribery and Extortion 0
    • Community Relations 0
    • Employer/Employee Relationships 0
    • Engineer/Client Relationships 0
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    • Applied Mathematics 0
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    • 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 7
    • Aerospace Engineering 0
    • Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering 1
    • Chemical Engineering 0
    • Civil Engineering 0
    • 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
    • Integrative Biology 0
    • Microbiology 0
    • Neuroscience and Neurobiology 0
    • Nutrition 0
    • Pharmacology 0
    • Physiology 0
    • Plant Sciences 0
    • Public Health 0
    • Structural Biology 0
    • Synthetic Biology 0
    • Systems Biology 0
    • Toxicology 0
  • Research Ethics 4
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 0
    • Agricultural and Resource Economics 0
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    • Communications 0
    • Criminology and Criminal Justice 0
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    • Economics 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 5
    • Case Study Method 1
    • Ethical Decision-Making 3
    • Ethics Across the Curriculum 2
    • Evaluation and Assessment 1
    • Goals of Ethics Education 2
    • Institution-Wide Methods 2
    • Instructional Methods 2
    • Online Education 1
    • Pedagogical Materials (Approaches) 1
    • Service Learning 0
    • Using Moral Theories in Teaching 0
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  •  Building an ‘Ethics Spine’ into Biomedical Engineering Curriculum at Arizona State University

    Added04/09/2019

    Ethics; Integration; Curriculum Development; Biomedical Engineering; Micro-ethics; Macro-ethics

    This project summarizes an on-going initiative to systematically integrate ethics into the biomedical engineering undergraduate program at Arizona State University. The project aims to develop student capacity and confidence to grapple with a range of ethics-related issues.

    Author(s) Emma Frow
    Authoring Institution Arizona State University
  • A Global Context for Reflective Practice in Engineering and Technology Ethics

    Added05/29/2019

    Engineering Ethics; Global Communication; NSPE Code of Ethics; Ethical Dilemmas; Case Studies

    The EthicalEngineer project brings together multiple academic institutions and organizations to discuss the ethical practice of engineering in an international environment. The focus of this project is a website dedicated to engineering undergraduates with the goal of providing students with a global portal through which they can share their comments on engineering dilemmas.

    Author(s) Roman Taraban
    Authoring Institution Texas Tech University
  • An Academic-Industry Partnership for Training the Next Generation of Ethical Engineers as Industry Leaders

    Added05/24/2019

    Engineering; Ethics; Leaders; Partnership; Industry; Workshop

    In this project, a a College-level Advisory Council for Ethical Engineering was established by engaging industry partners across engineering disciplines. Additionally, the project team facilitated a workshop to exchange best practices and the development of critical targets for pedagogical and assessment approaches for training in ethical engineering practice.

    Author(s) Andrew Brightman Michael Loui Carla Zoltowski
    Authoring Institution Purdue University
  • Applied and Anticipatory Ethics: Research in Engineering and Information Computer Technology Ethics

    Added05/29/2019

    Anticipatory Ethics; Applied Ethics; Interdisciplinary Ethics; Technology Ethics; Engineering Ethics; Anticipatory Engineering Ethics; Engineering and Science Ethics; Anticipatory Engineering and Science Ethics; Business Ethics; Anticipatory Business Ethics; Informational Computer Technology and Business Ethics; Computer Science Ethics; Anticipatory Computer Science Ethics; Information Computer Technology Ethics; Anticipatory Information Computer Technology Ethics; Cyber Security Ethics; Anticipatory Cyber Security Ethics; Medical Ethics; Information and Computer Technology Ethics; Anticipatory Medical Ethics; Interdisciplinary Ethics; Anticipatory Interdisciplinary Ethics; Ethics of Business and Engineering; Anticipatory Ethics of Business and Engineering; Ethics of Medicine and Business; Anticipatory Ethics of Medicine and Business; Ethics of Medicine and Engineering; Anticipatory Ethics of Medicine and Engineering; Ethics of ICT and Medicine; Anticipatory Ethics of ICT and Medicine; Law and Ethics of Technology.

    This project presents the work of the project lead, his co-author, and his students with the explicit goal of performing an exploratory analysis that involves applying ethical principles, codes of ethics, and at times legal distinctions to several case studies. The work presented here is meant to be studied, critiqued, and developed into further research.

  • Critical Approaches to Community-Engaged Engineering

    Added04/09/2019

    Community Engagement; Citizen Science; Ethics; Justice; Epistemic Justice; Community Rights; Community Protections; Participatory Action Research

    This page is a curated crowdsourced repository of materials that critically examine the premises, assumptions, values, and practices of community-engaged engineering, and that explore reflexive, justice-based alternatives. It features resources that critically examine the culture of engineering education and the engineering profession at large in order to provide insights into institutional mindsets and practices that may hold promise for or stand in the way of justice-based community-engaged engineering.

    Author(s) Donna Riley Yanna Lambrinidou
    Authoring Institution Purdue University Virginia Tech
  • Montana State University Engineering Ethics Education

    Added05/29/2019

    Engineering; Ethics; Science; Society

    This project summarizes engineering ethics activities being conducted by the Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering (NACOE), which is dedicated to providing an inclusive, hands-on learning environment that supports academic excellence, strives for innovation in research and serves the community in Montana and beyond. This includes the work of the Montana Engineering Education Research Center (MEERC), which is engaged in the practice and research of engineering ethics and societal implications of science and technology.

    Author(s) Paul Gannon
    Authoring Institution Montana State University
  • Thinking Through Complex Ethical Dilemmas in the Engineering Profession

    Added04/08/2019

    Engineering Ethics; Workshops; Cases; Public and Private Sector; Decision-Making; Cognitive Bias

    This project discusses the design and delivery of engineering ethics workshops for practicing engineers in the state of Wisconsin, facilitated through the Office of Engineering Professional Development at UW-Madison.The page includes the handouts used in these workshops, including an introduction to ethical resources, cognitive biases, an ethical decision-making model, and a series of cases.

    Author(s) Laura Grossenbacher
    Authoring Institution University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Understanding and Evaluating Ethical Engineering Practice

    Added05/29/2019

    Engineering; Ethics; Health Product; Industry; Phenomenography

    This project qualitatively investigates how practicing engineers experience ethical issues in their workplace. This understanding of practicing engineers’ experiences will support a better alignment of engineering ethics instruction with what students might experience in professional practice.

    Author(s) Carla Zoltowski Michael Loui Justin Hess
    Authoring Institution Purdue University
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