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American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition

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New Orleans, LA

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The Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas embarked on providing ethics instruction to incoming graduate students in the form of a mandatory workshop. The College has a diverse graduate student population, including a sizable international component, who are enrolled in several M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs within four departments. Faculty felt that training in ethics was needed to better prepare incoming students for successful graduate studies and working professionally after graduation. Therefore, a standalone workshop was developed that covered four major topics: Research Ethics, Computer Coding Ethics, Publishing Ethics, and Intellectual Property. The last topic covered copyright law, patent law, and trade secrets. To develop this ethics workshop, some ethics instruction programs at U.S. engineering colleges were investigated.


Engineering; Ethics; Higher education; Research--Moral and ethical aspects


Engineering | Higher Education | Library and Information Science


Poster presented at the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exposition, June 26 - June 29, 2016, New Orleans, LA