Ethics Education and Scientific and Engineering Research

  • AuthorNational Academy of Engineering
  • TitleEthics Education and Scientific and Engineering Research
  • PublisherNational Academies Press
  • Release DateJanuary 1, 2009
  • Copyright2009
  • ISBN978-0-309-14001-0

The complexity and competitiveness in research environments, the prevalence of interdisciplinary and international involvement in research projects, and the close coupling of commerce and academia have created an ethically challenging environment for young scientists and engineers. For the past several decades, federal research agencies have supported mentoring and ethics training as part of graduate education in research. Recently, these agencies have supported projects to identify ethically problematic behaviors and assess the how well ethics education addresses. With support from the National Science Foundation, the National Academy of Engineering Center for Engineering, Ethics, and Society held the workshop a workshop to discuss the social environment of science and engineering education; the need for ethics education for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in science and engineering; models of effective programs; and assessments of approaches to ethics education. The volume provides summaries of presentations, group discussions, and breakout session.