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View Resource Undergraduate Research Ethics Cases

How do you help undergraduate students learn about research ethics? Well you might try the three case studies developed by the University of Delaware's Undergraduate Science Education Program and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute designed to help students learn about this important subject. On this site, visitors will find the following studies: "Tripped Up," "Helping Hand," and "Organic...

View Resource Environmental Ethics

Dr. Ron Epstein of San Francisco State University has compiled this comprehensive online source of information on environmental ethics. The site is simply presented, consisting of a straightforward menu of topics that link mostly to related external Web pages. Topics covered include environmental effects of war, genetic engineering, cloning, indigenous peoples, and much more. While some of the...

View Resource Kenneth L. Carper's Commentary on "Owning up to a Failure"

Given the role forensic engineers play in legal disputes, research in forensic engineering is also a topic on this engineering ethics website. In this particular article, Kenneth Carper offers a response to "Owning up to a Failure," a hypothetical legal case in which a machinery company sold a piece of faulty machinery that was not properly tested. Visitors can find that case here or by...

View Resource Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Science

Established in 1995 under a grant from the National Science Foundation, the Ethics center is designed to provide "engineers, scientists, science and engineering students with resources useful for understanding and addressing ethically significant problems that arise in their work life" or for including ethical problems in their courses. To that end, this site offers an array of resources. In the...

View Resource NCSR: Environmental Ethics

A lecture-only course that uses current references to explore views on the human/nature relationship. Topics include definitions of environmental ethics, sustainability, "centrisms," "Green Politics," "Deep Ecology," "The Land Ethic," and conflict analysis, with additional highlights on American-Indian perspectives and value systems. Emphasis is placed on analysis of scientific evidence in the...

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