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Professionally, engineers often face ethical dilemmas that can impact the lives of thousands of people and the environment. Incorporating ethics into education is essential in developing future engineers with integrity and honesty in mind. This research project targets Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)’s sustainability ethics and approach to engineering ethics education. 75 student surveys were collected and analyzed. WPI’s approach to ethics education and sustainability was also compared to other universities and institutions' approaches. Our team concluded that WPI lacks the ethical education that its students desire. WPI’s campus sustainability is also in the median range in comparison with other institutions. To address the demand for ethical education, we recommend WPI to incorporate more ethical perspectives into projects and coursework, especially Interactive Qualifying Project and Major Qualifying Project. Lesson plans on engineering sustainability ethics should also include discussions on WPI’s current approach to sustainability.
- This report represents the work of one or more WPI undergraduate students submitted to the faculty as evidence of completion of a degree requirement. WPI routinely publishes these reports on its website without editorial or peer review.
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