Center for Engineering Ethics and Society (CEES)

Projects

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  • Completed
    This project reviews and recognizes the variety of exceptional programs and strategies for improving engineers’ understanding of ethical and social issues and creates a resource for those who aim to improve the ethical development of engineers at their own institutions.

    Latest UpdateMarch 9, 2017

  • In Progress
    INSS seeks to convene the a diverse group of individuals and experiences to accelerate the rate at which social aspects of sustainability are more authentically included in policy, planning, and research about the built environment. The INSS network will provide annual summits and year-long opportunities for networking and collaboration.

    Latest UpdateMarch 16, 2017

  • Completed
    In 2010, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) (#1045412) to develop an online resource to provide “easy access to high quality case studies, best practices, and original scholarship in ethics in science, ...

    Latest UpdateNovember 25, 2013

  • Completed
    New technologies have the potential to produce positive and unforeseeable (and possibly negative) results; among these are innovations in sustainability, nanotechnology, neurotechnology, and energy technology. By virtue of their expertise, engineers are in a unique position to understand, assess, ...

    Latest UpdateAugust 15, 2012

  • Completed
    This project consisted of a 2-day workshop held on August 25 and 26, 2008, which covered several topics including the social environment of science and engineering education; the need for ethics education for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in science and engineering; models for effective programs; and assessment of approaches to ethics education.

    Latest UpdateAugust 14, 2012

  • Completed
    This project involved a workshop that brought together synthetic biology researchers and experts in engineering ethics and science and technology studies to discuss how engineering ethics can contribute to the positive potential of the field of synthetic biology. It was held in Washington DC on Sept. 29-30, 2010.

    Latest UpdateAugust 9, 2012

  • Completed
    This collaborative educational project of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and Arizona State University (ASU) will develop new research and educational activities for graduate and undergraduate students focused on the international issue of energy in the 21st century.

    Latest UpdateFebruary 5, 2014

  • Completed
    This NSF funded Phase I Climate Change Educational Partnership (CCEP) focuses on the impacts of climate change for engineered systems. The goal of the partnership is to develop a national network to catalyze, transform, and enhance education on the issues of climate change and engineered systems, including issues of governance, sustainability, justice, trust, and public engagement, to prepare current and future engineers, policymakers, and the public to meet these challenges.

    Latest UpdateAugust 29, 2014

  • In Progress
    Website that provides students, educators, and practicing engineers and scientists with resources for understanding and addressing ethically significant problems that arise in their work.

    Latest UpdateJune 21, 2016