Infusing Ethics into STEM EducationSEIRI is developing and researching innovative practices for introducting ethics into science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). As one example, we are actively developing an interdisciplinary partnership to build and research STEM faculty's capacity and competency in ethical theory and community-engaged pedagogy, specifically their ability to integrate the two, in order to transform undergraduate STEM ethics education at IUPUI. Our long-term objectives include (a) the production of ethically-literate, civic-minded, and empathic cohorts of undergraduate STEM students, (b) STEM educators who are adept at addressing ethical matters within their courses and teaching in collaboration with community partners, and (c) transformed departments that offer pioneering research-supported STEM ethics instruction.
SEIRI Personnel: Grant Fore; Justin L Hess; Brandon Sorge
Collaborators: Center for Service Learning; Institute for American Thought; School of Engineering & Technology; School of Science; Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering (Purdue); School of Engineering Education (Purdue)
Funding Organization: NSF Cross-Directorate
RFP: Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)
Grant Status: In Preparation
- Hess, J. L. & Fore, G. (2017). A systematic literature review of US engineering ethics interventions. Science and Engineering Ethics.
- Hess, J. L., Beever, J., Strobel, J., & Brightman, A. O. (2017). Empathic perspective-taking and ethical decision-making in engineering ethics education. In D. Michelfelder, B. Newberry & Q. Zhu (Eds.), Philosophy and Engineering: Exploring Boundaries, Expanding Connections (pp. 163-179): Springer.
- Hess, J. L., Kisselburgh, L., Zoltowski, C. B., & Brightman, A. O. (2016). The development of ethical reasoning: A comparison of online versus hybrid delivery modes of ethics instruction. Paper presented at the American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
- Beever, J. & Hess, J. L. (2016). Deepwater Horizion oil spill: An ethics case study in environmental engineering. Paper presented at the American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.