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MechSE Grad Professional Development Seminar: 'The Engineer as a Responsible Participant in the Scientific Enterprise: Ethical Issues in Research and Publishing'

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
MechSE
Location
2005 MEL (Deere Pavilion)
Date
Feb 21, 2013   3:00 pm  
Speaker
Professor Harry Dankowicz, Cannon Faculty Scholar, Dept of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois
Contact
Kathy Smith
E-Mail
smith15@illinois.edu
Phone
244-4539
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Originating Calendar
MechSE Seminars

Abstract

In the pursuit of science and its academic incarnation, ethics describes those principles of responsible conduct that promote mutual trust and warrant against misrepresentation. Because scientific research is archival and cumulative, the success of the scientific enterprise depends critically on faithfulness to commonly accepted practices across languages, cultures, and times.  Lack of awareness of, or adherence to, mutually accepted principles of responsible conduct among scientific practitioners undermines public trust in scientific principles and raises the specter of capricious policymaking. The purpose of this talk is to inspire and provoke a healthy attitude of professional integrity in the exercise of scientific research and publishing. The discussion will consider situations in which public policy decisions may be affected by the recommendations of scientists and engineers and where conflicts may arise between the accepted paradigms of scientific inquiry and the expectations of the public.

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