Online Ethics Center for Engineering and science
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  • The first of two brief videos based on interviews with leaders in climate adaptation, city management, engineering systems, public engagement, and other key fields, who gathered at the national meeting on “Climate Change and America’s Infrastructure: Engineering, Social, and Policy Challenges,” January 28-30, 2013.
  • This video highlights participant views about the wide range of expertise and public involvement that will be needed to respond adequately to the stresses on engineering systems from climate change. It is designed to enable educators and others to engage with engineers and the public about the numerous challenges, and to stimulate discussion about how to respond.
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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  • Annual Growing Research Integrity Together Conference

    PostedTuesday, May 3, 2016 AT 1:23 PM

    2nd Annual Growing Research Integrity Together Conference

    When: June 29-July 1, 2016
    Where: Featheringill Hall, Vanderbilt University

    The Vanderbilt University Medical Center Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society is holding its 2nd Annual Growing Research Integrity Together Conference (June 29-July 1, 2016 in Featheringill Hall).  

    The conference will include 3 days of workshop-style learning, presentations from experts, institutional leaders & other research and education professionals to build partnerships to support research integrity, including guest speakers Dan Vasgird from West Virginia University and Roseann Luongo from Harvard.

    A free train-the-trainer session will be held at the end of Day 3.

    Early registration is $250 (through 5/21) -- Vanderbilt folks who pay by 1180 will receive a $25 discount per registration. Regular registration is $300 (through ...

  • Call for Papers and Posters: Integrity of Creation Conference - Duquesne University

    PostedThursday, April 21, 2016 AT 7:13 AM

    Submission Deadline: Friday, May 27, 2016.
    Conference Dates: Wednesday, September 28 - Friday, September 30, 2016.
    Registration: The conference is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Visit to register.
    Questions: For more information, contact Glory Smith at or (412) 396-4504.

    The second annual conference in this scholarly series on the Integrity of Creation will focus on Protecting our Common Home, reflecting Pope Francis’ appeal to all people to meet “the urgent challenge to protect our common home” (Laudato Si’, number 13). Various scientific contributions & religious perspectives will consider a wide range of topics, such as the planetary common good, ecological interdependence, the future of the earth and navigating the Anthropocene (referring to human activity as making a significant impact on Earth’s geology and ecosystems).

    In addition to our plenary speakers, we invite ...

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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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