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What is the OEC?

The Online Ethics Center (OEC) is a repository of resources on the ethics of science, engineering, and research that help engineers, scientists, scholars, educators, students, and interested citizens understand and address ethically significant topics and problems that arise in the practice and results of science and engineering.

A five-year improvement effort to update and expand site, with new features and content, began in 2014 with an award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). More information about the OEC can be found in the About section.

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  • Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum 18th International Conference - Call for Abstracts (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

    PostedMonday, August 22, 2016 AT 10:00 AM

    $OCIAL JUSTICE & BIOETHICS: The Rich, The Poor, and the Re$t of Us

    When: October 6-8, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah

    Submit abstracts by September 9, 2016: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=2016seac

    More information: https://rit.edu/cla/ethics/seac/conferences.html
    Register: https://www.pdcnet.org/wp/services/2016-seac/

    Keynote Speakers:


    October 6th 9 a.m.
    “The Significance of Injustice for Bioethics”
    Leslie Francis, JD, PhD
    Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Law, U of Utah


    October 7th 9 a.m.
    “Ethical Obligations and Designer Genes”
    Mario Capecchi, Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine
    Distinguished Professor of Human Genetics & Biology, U of Utah


    October 8th 9 a.m.
    “Ethics At the Edge of Science”
    Insoo Hyun, Professor of
    Bioethics and Philosophy, Case Western University


    October 8th 12 p.m.
    “Clinical Trials: The Possibility of Assent”
    James A. Anderson, Professor of Communication, U of ...

  • Call for Papers on “Engineering and Animal Ethics”

    PostedThursday, August 18, 2016 AT 10:01 AM

    The Department of Philosophy at Texas A&M University invites submission of papers for possible inclusion in a workshop on “Engineering and Animal Ethics.”  The deadline for submission of abstracts is October 31, 2016.

    With funding from the Sue and Harry Bovay Chair for the History and Ethics of Professional Engineering and the College of Liberal Arts Cornerstone Fund, the workshop will be held on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, with a public lecture the evening before.

    Authors of accepted papers will be reimbursed after the workshop for up to $500 in travel costs, with food and accommodations provided while in College Station. We anticipate accepting three or four submitted papers.

    All papers presented at the workshop will be considered for publication in the Journal of Agricultural and Environment Ethics (with publication contingent on successful peer review).

    Invited workshop presentations will be limited to 30 minutes, but papers may be up to 10,000 words. ...

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The OEC seeks submissions of high-quality ethics education resources in science and engineering for inclusion in its collection. Interdisciplinary materials are particularly welcome, as are resources that promote active learning at the undergraduate or graduate level. Materials are also needed to assist faculty new to teaching in science and engineering ethics. For more information on submitting materials, see the Contribute to the OEC page.

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