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Wed June 12, 2013
The line between innovation, technology, and moral standards
Engineering and technology touch our lives every minute of every day. As we move into this 21st Century, technology is progressing at rates that are faster than most anyone could have imagined.
But as engineers design this new technology, what's happening at the intersection of "technology" and "ethics?” And what's the price we pay when engineers overlook that "moral compass?"
These are questions Dr. Cynthia Finelli is focused on as she helps train the engineers of the future.
Dr. Cynthia Finelli is the director of the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching in Engineering and she's a research associate professor at the University of Michigan.
And she's part of a team called E3, which stands for "Exploring Ethical Decision-Making in Engineering," a group of engineering teachers from many colleges and universities. These teachers study engineering ethics.
Dr. Cynthia Finelli joined us in the studio.
Listen to the full interview above.
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