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Living with Sinkholes: Fragile Foundation
Catherine Pappas-Maenz, Dawson College
Catherine Pappas-Maenz, Dawson College, Montreal, Canada Summary Students are given a brief scenario based on an actual event, designed to illustrate specific ethical issues associated with science. After reading ...

Ethics, Culture and Community-based Research: Review of "Research partnerships with local communities: two case studies from Papua New Guinea and Australia," (Almany, et al 2008)
Dianne Quigley, Brown University
Dianne Quigley, Brown University Summary Partnerships between scientists and local communities can increase research capacity and data delivery while improving management effectiveness through enhanced community ...

Ten Brief Cases With Ethical Issues
Vince Cronin, Baylor University
Vincent S. Cronin, Baylor University Summary Ten brief descriptions are provided of cases in which there appear to be ethical issues in the practice of geology. Most are drawn from engineering geology, but no ...

Setting the Context, Goals, Obligations and Commitments for a Course
Vince Cronin, Baylor University
Vincent S. Cronin, Baylor University Summary THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS. This activity is a way to begin a course with reflection by students about their extraordinary good fortune in being able to take advantage ...

Discovering the oil/plastics cycle
Lauren Sahl, Maine Maritime Academy
Lauren Sahl, Corning School of Ocean Studies, Maine Maritime Academy Summary Students examine a video clip showing dead albatross chicks with their guts full of plastics. They are asked to write down a list of all ...

Geoethics Forums
Shaun Taylor, University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Shaun Taylor, University of Washington / Educurious Summary Geoethics Forums is a format for a classroom discussion and creative resolution of an ethical issue. Students research a particular dilemma, identify ...

Geoethics Forums: The Grey Side of Green
Shaun Taylor, University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Shaun Taylor, University of Washington / Educurious Summary Geoethics Forums is a format for a classroom discussion and creative resolution of an ethical issue. Students research a particular dilemma, identify ...

Should iron fertilization be used to mitigate global warming?
Elizabeth Gordon, Fitchburg State University
Elizabeth Gordon, Fitchburg State University Summary STILL IN DEVELOPMENT Students engaged in this activity examine the scientific and ethical dimensions of iron fertilization as a geoengineering strategy to ...

Do the Right Thing
David Mogk, Montana State University-Bozeman Summary THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS. Earth Scientists often work independently in laboratory or field situations, and may be confronted with ethical challenges at times ...

Encountering geoscience issues in the popular press
Marian Buzon, University of Idaho
Marian Buzon, University of Idaho Summary Geoscientists (as do all scientists) have a duty to present facts to their audience, whether that audience is composed of other scientists or of the general public. Many ...

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