Frazier Benya

Title
Program Officer, Center for Engineering Ethics and Society
Organization
National Academy of Engineering
Address
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington DC
20001
Frazier Benya
Biography

Frazier Benya is a Program Officer in the National Academy of Engineering’s Center for Engineering Ethics and Society (CEES). She manages the projects run by CEES and is co-leading the effort to expand and enhance the NAE Online Ethics Center (OEC) for Engineering and Science website. Her work at the NAE has focused on improving and enhancing engineering ethics education, on the ethical and social issues with advancing technologies, and on the pathways engineers take from education to the workforce. She received her Ph.D. in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine from the University of Minnesota in 2012 and her M.A. in Bioethics, also from the University of Minnesota, in 2011. Her Ph.D. thesis focused on the history of bioethics and scientific social responsibility during the 1960s and 1970s that led to the creation of the first federal bioethics commission in 1974. Her M.A. work analyzed different types of institutional methodologies for considering the social implications of science with a focus on those that integrate scientific research with ethics research in the United States and Canada.