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Learning and Teaching Ethics in Engineering

The Charles E. "Chick" and Joan F. Rolling Program Fund in Engineering and Ethics
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Since 2001 the Rock Ethics Institute has partnered with the Leonhard Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Education to offer Engineering Ethics seminars for engineering faculty. These seminars provide engineering faculty with intensive training in basic topics in ethics and a methodology for developing curricular materials that will integrate ethical issues in engineering into their courses. Such course development will enable engineering students to develop better moral reasoning skills and provide them a basis for identifying and responding to ethical issues in their professional life. Workshop participants include engineering faculty members from nine different departments: Aerospace Engineering, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Bioengineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Engineering Science and Mechanics, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, and Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering.

A message from Dean David Wormley, College of Engineering, The Last Word—Ethics in Engineering.

Visit the Penn State College of Engineering's Engineering Ethics Web Site.