to Infusing Ethics
into the Development of Engineers
Proceedings of a Workshop
Carl Anderson, Rapporteur
Center for Engineering Ethics and Society
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Suggested citation: National Academy of Engineering. 2017. Overcoming Challenges to Infusing Ethics into the Development of Engineers: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: https://doi.org/10.17226/24821.
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CENTER FOR ENGINEERING ETHICS AND SOCIETY ADVISORY GROUP
Gerald E. Galloway, Jr. (NAE), Chair
Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering
University of Maryland, College Park
Paul F. Boulos (NAE)
President, COO, and CTO
Thomas F. Budinger (NAE/NAM)
Professor of the Graduate School
University of California, Berkeley
E.O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Glen Daigger (NAE)
One Water Solutions, LLC
Visiting Scholar at the Genetic Engineering and Society Center
North Carolina State University
Dean of the School of Engineering
University of Portland
Practitioner Adjunct Faculty in Sustainability
George Mason University
American Educational Research Association
Professor and Vice Provost Emeritus
Carnegie Mellon University
Sarah K.A. Pfatteicher
Research Professor and Associate Dean
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Director of Innovation and Development
Texas Instruments, Inc.
Boise State University
Paul B. Thompson
W.K. Kellogg Chair in Agricultural, Food, and Community Ethics
Michigan State University
National Academy of Engineering Staff
Director, Program Office
Director, Center for Engineering Ethics and Society
Acknowledgment of Reviewers
This publication was reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments to assist the National Academy of Engineering in making its published workshop proceedings as sound as possible and to ensure that the manuscript meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the project’s charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process. We thank the following individuals for their review of this workshop proceedings:
Paul Boulos, Innovyze
Erin Cech, Rice University
Susan Divers, LRN
Norman Fortenberry, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
C.K. Gunsalus, National Center for Professional and Research Ethics
Although the reviewers listed above provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the views expressed in the proceedings, nor did they see the final draft before its release. The review of this publication was overseen by Robert Nerem, Institute Professor and Parker H. Petit Distinguished Chair for Engineering in Medicine Emeritus at the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. He was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this manuscript was carried out in
accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this publication rests entirely with the rapporteur and the National Academy of Engineering.