How do you teach ethics to engineering students? Guests Dr. Beccy Hambright and Richard Burgess talk about their experience tackling that question, particularly when it comes to students in K-12. They share their history at the Texas Tech University College of Engineering, where they supported students and teachers in engineering and engineering ethics. Hambright ran the Texas STEM Center until 2012, and Burgess teaches engineering ethics classes to students. Hambright and Burgess then discuss the importance of ethics in the field, pedagogical techniques for K-12, the importance of diversity, and project-based learning in class.
Mentioned in this episode:
• Murdough Center for Engineering Professionalism at Texas Tech University: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/murdoughcenter/index.php
• National Institute for Engineering Ethics: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/murdoughcenter/center/niee/
• Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System: http://tinyurl.com/o82q6ah
• Texas STEM Center Coalition: http://www.txstem.org/
• Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering: http://www.tame.org/
• Contact info for Richard Burgess: email@example.com
• Contact info for Dr. Beccy Hambright: firstname.lastname@example.org
• The Buck Institute: https://www.bie.org/
• National Academy of Engineering Center for Engineering Ethics and Society: https://www.nae.edu/26187.aspx
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