This course is an introduction to humanitarian engineering from ethical, cultural, and practical perspectives. Through this course, faculty and students will collectively develop and refine a set of humanitarian engineering ethics criteria (constraints). Students will then critically apply these criteria to specific examples of humanitarian technologies, including one that they will research and develop into a case-study. Students will also research multiple career pathways in humanitarian-related organizations and practices and consider potential careers as humanitarian scientists and engineers.
Lucena, Juan C.; Leydens, Jon; Mitcham, Carl; Munakata-Marr, Junko; and Straker, Jay, "Humanitarian Engineering: Ethics, Theory, Practices" (2007). Ethics in Science and Engineering National Clearinghouse. Paper 356.
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