Scientists and engineers face two types of ethics challenges, one focused on their conduct as professionals and the other focused on responsible participation in debates about public regulation of research or application of knowledge. Graduate students in science and engineering increasingly need to learn how international consensus on ethical concerns is forged; how persistent differences in national preferences are handled; and how national governments coordinate regulatory responses to transnational challenges. STS researchers are developing materials to better integrate globalization and international dimensions of science and engineering into educational practice.

Funding for the International Dimensions of Ethics Education in Science and Engineering Project comes from the National Science Foundation through grant number 0734887. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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Jane Fountain, PI; MJ Peterson, co-PI; Marc Achermann, co-PI; Paula Stamps, co-PI; Beverly Woolf, co-PI; Neal Anderson, Senior Researcher; Thomas Murray, Consultant; Michelle Goncalves, Project Manager.

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