Thursday, May 8, 2014

CSEP Receives NSF Award to help improve the Ethics Education Library and the Online Ethics Center

The Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions has received a 5 year grant from the National Science Federation for $158,868.00 to help build an Online Resource Center for Ethics in Science and Engineering. This Online Center will assist scientists and engineers find the resources and support they need to recognize and address the ethical implications of their work.

This project expands the National Academy of Engineering’s Online Ethics Center (OEC) to be the go-to online source for these critical resources and support for ethics and ethics education in science and engineering. Collaboration with the Ethics Education Library (EEL) of the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions will provide access to a wider array of materials than will be housed in the OEC and promote interactions with other repositories of ethics-related information. The OEC and the EEL will redesign and augment its resources so that ethical and social justice considerations associated with science and engineering 1) are incorporated in the work of practicing engineers and scientists, 2) inform faculty teaching and course development, 3) are broadly appreciated by undergraduate and graduate students

Kelly Laas, the librarian of the Ethics Center, will be heading CSEP's involvement in this project.