Ethics Across the Curriculum Archive

The Ethics Across the Curriculum initiative in the Bovay Program is designed to engage upper level students and engineering professors with issues in engineering ethics that are particularly relevant to their own disciplines. The Bovay Program works with engineering professors in upper level design courses in designing lectures, seminars, and assignments for the students that align with the topics covered in the courses. Through this initiative, the Bovay Program develops ongoing relationships with engineering professors who are then able to themselves bring ethical issues into their courses as an integrated aspect of engineering education.

Fall 2014 Ethics Across the Curriculum


  • ENGRG 3910 – Engineering Leadership Lab – Dr. Erica Dawson – Lecture/Led Discussion on Technical Decision Making in Organizations
  • MAE 4300 – Professional Practice in Mechanical Engineering – Dr. John Callister – Lecture/Led Discussion on the GM Ignition Switch case
  • ECE 4210 – Art Support Analysis and Algorithms – Prof. Rick Johnson – Lecture/Led 2 Discussions on Digital Humanities
  • ECE 5010 – Professional Seminar for M.Eng. Students – Peter Jessel – Moderated Discussion on HP Succession Case
  • BME 4400 – Science Policy Bootcamp: From Concept to Conclusion – Prof. Chris Schaffer – Moderated Discussion on Automated Car Policy

Fall 2013 Ethics Across the Curriculum

Guest Lectures:

  • Electrical and Computer Engineering 5010 – Prof. Peter Jessel  – Case Study – Hewlett Packard Succession Case
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 4300 – Dr. John Callister – Case Study of Space Shuttle Challenger disguised as Submarine Failure
  • Frontiers in Biophysics Seminar – Prof. Gerald Feigenson – Schon Fraud Case
  • Engineering Ph. D. Student Orientation – Prof. Marjolein van der Meulen – Overview of Responsible Conduct in Research