On January 11–12, 2017, the National Academy of Engineering’s Center for Engineering Ethics and Society (CEES) held a workshop designed to help the engineering community identify institutional and cultural challenges to instilling ethics in engineering programs and to develop approaches, programs, strategies, and collaborations to overcome those challenges. The workshop was a follow-on activity to the 2016 CEES report Infusing Ethics into the Development of Engineers: Exemplary Education Activities and Programs.
This proceedings of the workshop presentations and discussions reflects only the opinions of those who spoke at the workshop. It has been prepared by the workshop rapporteur as a factual summary of what occurred at the workshop; it offers no conclusions or recommendations. The planning committee’s role was limited to planning and convening the workshop. The views presented in these pages are those of individual workshop participants and do not necessarily represent the views of all workshop participants, the Center for Engineering Ethics and Society, or the National Academy of Engineering.
This proceedings is divided into three major sections. The first, Background and Context, Attendees, and Organization of the Workshop, details the impact of the 2016 report, the planning and development of the workshop, and the selection of teams to attend the workshop. The second section, The Challenges, describes the challenges to infusing ethics into the development of engineers, from the perspective of workshop participants. The third section, Responses, Opportunities, and Possible Next Steps, reports promising approaches described by workshop participants for overcoming the institutional challenges presented in the previous sec-
tion, as well as some of the opportunities available for funding of research on the formation of engineers.
The workshop agenda is in Appendix A, the dinner topics selected by the teams are in Appendix B, a list of participants is in Appendix C, and Appendix D presents biographical sketches of the panelists.