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The 2017 ABET student outcomes criteria require that students have “(3.f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.” This proposed ASEE pre-conference workshop aims to help new and experienced engineering faculty to fulfill this requirement by teaching participants how to integrate ethics modules into their courses. Workshop instructors will guide participants in using teaching resources on the Online Ethics Center (OEC) site specifically for that purpose. The National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Research (OEC) is the primary go-to online source for ethics education in science and engineering. Accessed by users worldwide, the site informs course development, and supports studies by undergraduate and graduate students. As a teaching resource, the site offers faculty and students sources of information to understand engineering ethics in a framework that highlights the social significance of engineering, and the role of ethics in sustaining engineering as a trustworthy social institution.
Syllabi submitted prior to the workshop, by registered participants, will become workshop material for demonstrating ways in which ethics can be woven into a variety of engineering courses. Workshop instruction will also include the use of case studies, team projects, ethics theories, writing prompts, and science fiction for creating modules for integrating ethics into engineering course content. Participants will have the opportunity to receive feedback on engineering ethics modules they will create in the workshop, and to deposit those modules into the OEC teaching ethics page as a shared resource for other engineering faculty. Personal computers are required for participation in this workshop.
Rosalyn W. Berne, PhD, serves as Director for the Center of Engineering Ethics and Society at the National Academy of Engineering. There she oversees the OEC website and is working on a number of project proposals, including ethics and plastics pollution, and humanoid robots. Berne holds an appointment as Associate Professor in the Department of Engineering and Society at the University of Virginia's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. As a scholar she has explored the intersecting realms of emerging technologies, science, fiction and myth, and the links between the human and non-human worlds. She has two academic books, numerous conference papers and journal articles, and a science fiction novel published under her name. She has also published two award-winning books in the body-mind-spirit genre.
Dr. Michael Loui is the Dale and Suzi Gallagher Professor of Engineering Education at Purdue University. He was previously professor of electrical and computer engineering and University Distinguished Teacher-Scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His interests include computational complexity theory, professional ethics, and engineering education research. Professor Loui was associate dean of the Graduate College at Illinois from 1996 to 2000 and directed the theory of computing program at the National Science Foundation in 1990–1991. He is currently on the editorial boards of College Teaching and Accountability in Research and was editor of the Journal of Engineering Education from 2012 to 2017. He is a Carnegie Scholar, IEEE fellow, and ASEE fellow. He earned his BS in mathematics and computer science at Yale, and his MS in electrical engineering and PhD in computer science at MIT.