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“Engineering Ethics and the Public” is a graduate level course offered at Virginia Tech and available as a resource to faculty teaching, or interested in teaching, engineering ethics. It was co-founded by a civil engineer and a medical ethnographer who joined forces while in the throes of a historic case of environmental contamination: the 2001-2004 Washington, DC lead-in-water crisis.

In 2011, “Engineering Ethics and the Public” received funding from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE) program, as part of a larger project:

“Bridging the Gap Between Engineers and Society:
Learning to Listen.”

On this website, you can access course materials and our research. Although the information herein is based upon work supported by the NSF under Grant No. 1135328, any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the investigators and do not necessarily reflect the views of NSF.

We hope this resource supports your teaching. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

We would be happy to help!

Yanna Lambrinidou, PhD
Science and Technology Studies

Marc Edwards, PhD
Civil and Environmental Engineering