San Antonio, Texas
June 10, 2012
June 10, 2012
June 13, 2012
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Voices of Impact from the Public (VIP): An Ethical PerspectiveAdvancements in the area of nano materials technology and its applications to health, space, andalternative energy, have spurred the debate on related ethical considerations for society and theenvironment. One goal of the REU site is to expose students to some of the ethical aspectssurrounding their research and the overall nano materials research efforts. As part of the SEAMREU site, students are engaged in breakfast journal club discussions, readings, industry fieldtrips, and a seminar based on the ethical and societal impacts of their research. In additionstudents have sessions with invited speakers and experts in the area of engineering and researchethics. The overall impact of the students’ ethical discoveries and acknowledgements have beencaptured in this article entitled “Voices of Impact from the Public (VIP Report): An EthicalPerspective”. In the VIP Report, we discuss the results of students’ interviews with peers,friends, and family, on how aspects of their research will affect the general public and theenvironment. The summarized results reveal the level of understanding the general public hasabout current research in the area of advanced material applications to sustainable energyalternatives such as solar technology, biomass fuels, fuel cell development, supercapacitors forenergy storage, and more.
Thomas, S. W. (2012, June), Voices of Impact from the Public (VIP): An Ethical Perspective Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--22223
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