This joint project with the National Academy of Engineering's Center for Engineer, Ethics and Society is a collection of resources for scholars and university administrators interested in developing ethics training and instruction programs for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students.
Funded by the National Science Foundation, the Ethics Education Library, along with the Online Ethics Center, will help educators, researchers, administrators, undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and practicing scientists and engineers understand the scope of existing knowledge about both ethics and ethics education in science, mathematics, and engineering. One of the intents of this resource center is to help scholars and institutions meet NSF's implementation of Section 7009 of the America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science (America COMPETES) Act by providing easy access to high quality case studies, best practices, and original scholarship in ethics in all of the fields that NSF supports.
Two primary grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) have supported the development of the Ethics Education Library. The first grant (#0936865) specifically supported the initial redesign of the OEC and the initial development of the EEL. The second grant (#1355547) is enabling the OEC to become the Online Resource Center for Ethics Education in Engineering and Science, a significant expansion to include resources for all of the sciences that NSF supports, and continuing the development of the EEL.
The Ethics Center's efforts in this project project are led by Kelly Laas.