Workshop Information

Working Ethics into the Conversation: Introducing STEM Faculty to Teaching Ethics

October 22-23, 2019

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Keck Building
500 5th St. NW
Washington, DC 20001

The application deadline for this workshop has passed.

Workshop Overview

The National Academy of Engineering’s Online Ethics Center, a project of the Center for Engineering Ethics and Society, is hosting a 2-day workshop bringing together STEM educators with expert presenters to identify opportunities and develop tools, skills and resources to integrate ethics and responsible conduct of research (RCR) guidance into their courses, mentoring, and research environments.

Explore Hands-On Approaches

Participants will learn about strategies and resources for the classroom, lab, and informal settings, including:

  • Ethics codes
  • Model policies
  • Science fiction scenarios
  • Case studies
  • Discussion strategies
  • Model assignments
  • The Online Ethics Center

Leave with Personalized Resources such as:

  • Skills and knowledge to fulfill NSF and NIH requirements for providing RCR instruction and ABET ethics education expectations
  • Individualized instructional materials for your specific needs
  • Connections to a dedicated community of practice

Workshop Presenters

Special Guest Lecture

Stephanie J. Bird, independent consultant


Jason Borenstein, Georgia Tech

Kelly Laas, Illinois Institute of Technology

Karin Ellison, Arizona State University

Qin Zhu, Colorado School of Mines

Marshall Thomsen, Eastern Michigan University

Michael Loui, Purdue University

Yvette Pearson, Rice University

Joseph Herkert, Arizona State University


Schedule: Coming Soon

Traveling To DC

By Air

There are three major airports in the DC area:

Reagan National Airport (DCA): Located in Arlington, VA, Reagan National Airport is easily accessible by a variety of methods. It is located on the Blue and Yellow lines of the DC Metro. The Yellow line goes directly to Gallery Place/Chinatown, a 5 minute walk from the NASEM Keck Center. There are also shuttle, taxi and rideshare services. If you are renting a car, DCA is approximately 30 minutes from Keck.

Dulles International Airport (IAD): Located in northern Virginia, transportation options from Dulles to downtown DC include the DC Metrobus (public transit), a short bus transfer to the Silver line on the DC Metro, shuttle services, and taxi and rideshare services. If you are renting a car, IAD is approximately 1 hour from Keck.

Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI): Located in Maryland, transportation between BWI and downtown DC includes the MARC (commuter rail) or Amtrak train to Union Station (1 Metro stop from the Keck Center), Metrobus, shuttles, and taxi and rideshare services. If you are renting a car, BWI is approximately 1 hour from Keck.

More information about the Washington, DC Metropolitan Airports can be found here.

By Train

Amtrak, MARC, and VRE trains run regularly to Union Station in downtown DC. To travel from Union Station to the Keck Center, take the Red Line one stop to Judiciary Square (3 minute walk to Keck).

By Car

DC traffic is notoriously unpredictable, so if you are traveling by car, we highly recommend allowing yourself at least an extra hour of travel time to accommodate DC traffic.


There are many hotels available within walking distance of the Keck Center. Hotels and accommodations in Penn Quarter, Chinatown, and Mt. Vernon Square are all easily accessible by foot.

There are also many accommodations along the DC Metro. The Keck Center is a 3-5 minute walk from both Red (Judiciary Square) and Green/Yellow (Gallery Place/Chinatown) stops.

For apartments or single rooms:

Things to Do in DC

Washington, DC is home to some of the nation’s best museums and monuments, restaurants, and entertainment. To learn more about all the DC has to offer, you can visit:

For information on public transit:

If you have any questions, please email


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