Infusing Ethics into Engineering Curricula
The workshop convened current and emerging leaders in ethics and engineering who are working to improve the ethical development of engineering students in order to share their work, experiences, and lessons learned; discuss strategies for overcoming institutional and cultural challenges; and develop plans and collaborations for advancing efforts to infuse ethics into the development of engineers. Recent research on instructional and cultural challenges for infusing ethics in engineering instruction has begun to identify issues, suggest strategies, and test approaches to changing institutional culture. In addition, scholars who have worked to infuse ethics have invaluable lessons to share from their experiences.
At the workshop, practicing engineers, engineering educators, and engineering ethics scholars were provided opportunities to strategize and develop plans for incorporating ethics in engineering curricula with the goal of helping attendees advance their work and develop effective plans for their own institutions, and ultimately form the basis for a cohort of leaders and agents of change across the United States.