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Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

Academic Ethics

Case studies on academic ethics for engineers

  • A chemical engineering professor discovers that a colleague has taken credit for his research.

  • A graduate student suspects her research adviser has earned tenure under false pretenses.

  • A genetic engineer feels a responsibility to educate colleagues on the truth behind stem cell research.

  • A fellow for a global services program faces an ethical dilemma when a colleague asks him to falsify receipts.

  • A researcher of regenerative medicine meets a man who is eager sign up for potentially dangerous human testing.