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Engineering Education Initiatives
Grand Challenges for Engineering
The Grand Challenges Scholars Program, Sponsored by the National Academy of Engineering is a combined curricular and extra-curricular program designed to prepare students to solve the Grand Challenges facing society.
Journals, Anthologies, and Other Resources
Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice
Publication of the American Society of Civil Engineers, this journal includes a wide variety of articles on engineering ethics education and discussions of newly submitted case studies. Fully available online.
Science and Engineering Ethics
This is one of the premier journals of engineering ethics. Includes articles relevant to professional practice, teaching ethics, and descriptions of class and institution-wide ethics education programs.
Ethcis Education Library
This resource, under development by the Center for the Study Ethics in the Professions, is a database of materials for instructors interested in developing ethics education programs or courses.
Engineering Ethics Films
Incident at Morales
Call Number: DVD.CSEP.TA157.I53x2003
Incident at Morales involves a variety of ethical issues faced by a company that wants to quickly build a plant in order to develop a new chemical product to gain a competitive edge over the competition
Gilbane Gold by
Available at the CSEP Library, this video is the fictional story of a chemical company The city of Gilbane has implemented a plan where the sewage of the city is processed and sold as fertilizer to local farmers, a product locally known as Gilbane Gold. The fertilizer project creates a sizable revenue for the city, who has also sought to make itself attractive to business through numerous tax incentives. Not long ago, the city has put in place stringent regulations on the amount of heavy metals manufacturing plants located in Gilbane discharge into the city's sewage. Z Corp, a company in Gilbane, has been releasing a higher level of heavy metals into the city's sewage than allowed. As a new employee, should the engineer David Jackson tell the city about this fact? Below URL is a link to a summary of the film, and discussion questions.
Articles & More
Interested in reading more about the use of case studies in teaching engineering ethics? Check out this bibliography on writing, adapting, and leading case study discussions.