Engineering

Adventures in Ethics and Science

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In an earlier post, I shared the responses freshman engineering students had made (via electronic clickers) to a few questions I asked them during an ethics lecture I was giving them. My commenters are pretty sure I left out options in the multiple choice that should have been included. In this post, I consider some…

In the freshman introduction to engineering class, where I am teaching the ethics module, the students have electronic clickers with which to respond in real time to (multiple choice) questions posed to them in lecture. I took advantage of this handy technology to get their responses to a few questions on cheating. I’m presenting the…

Since you all were so helpful in response to my query about how engineers are different from scientists, I hope you won’t mind if I pick your brains again. Specifically, I’m after information about the sorts of engineering labs (or whatever the right engineering analog for “labs” would be — projects?) freshman engineering students typically…