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Lecture explores undergraduate course engineering ethics

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Terry Speicher
The topic of next Engineering, Business, and Computing (EBC) Division Research Interest Group presentation will be "An Undergraduate Course in Engineering Ethics: Exploring the Space between Cost and Safety" on Friday October 7, 2011, at 1 p.m. in room 5, Luerssen. This event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.
Terry Speicher, Assistant Professor of Engineering and Program Coordinator of the Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology degree program at Penn State Berks, will present this paper, which discusses an undergraduate course that has been offered at two campuses of a university in support of ABET-TAC ethics requirement for a four-year engineering technology degree.
This is a recommended elective course that has been offered in two different formats at these distinct campuses. Topics include the origin of this course, how it has been delivered on both campuses, the pedagogical tools that have been used, the pros and cons of the textbook that was initially adopted, supplemental reading material that was used, a group project that focused on a timely case study, and recommendations for future delivery of a course of this nature.

The EBC Research Interest Group features Penn State Berks faculty and visiting experts who conduct research on a wide variety of topics. Topics are of broad and general interest and are accessible to the non-expert.

For more information, please contact Dr. Jui-Chi Huang, Chair, EBC Research Interest Group; Assistant Professor of Economics, at jxh74@psu.edu.
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