Steve Roach and Jules Simon. “Teaching and Assessing Graduate Ethics in Engineering, Science, and Technology.”


Abstract— Educating scientists and engineers with respect to the ethical implications of their professional actions is an increasingly urgent, demanding, and complex task.
It is a disservice to scientist, engineerings, and society if they inadequately grasp the ethical significance of the work they do. Education in ethics in engineering and the sciences has been recognized as intrinsically important. The Center for Science, Technology, Ethics, and Policy at The University of Texas at El Paso brings together scientists, engineers, and philosophers from the academic, industrial, and public policy domains to focus on training both graduate students and faculty in ethical issues related to science and engineering.

This training will focus on the rigorous development of ethical thought as applied to current topics in the science, engineering, and technology sectors. Because education in ethics necessarily involves subjective as well as objective factors, an innovative assessment of student development that integrates both quantitative and qualitative approaches needs to be made in order to evaluate the efficacy of this approach.
This paper describes such an experimental method that will be used to assess students for an ethics in such courses.



Young Scientists and the Ethos of Current Science
This e-zine is entirely written, edited, and produced by students who are involved in interdisciplinary courses focusing on applied ethics in the fields of engineering, science, and technology.

The published articles were written by students attending these courses as class projects. A student is selected from each course to be the editor-in-chief of each journal issue.

The e-zine is co-sponsored by CSTEP and the Medical Professions Insitute.