Ethics in Engineering

This magazine offers a sampling of ways in which ethics is an important part of research and teaching in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Effort pushes computer scientists to consider uses of technology

Computer courses usually concentrate on technology, but Princeton researchers are revamping parts of the computer science curriculum to teach students how the technologies they develop will affect society.

Princeton collaboration brings new insights to the ethics of artificial intelligence

“Princeton Dialogues on AI and Ethics” is an interdisciplinary research project that brings engineers and policymakers into conversation with ethicists, philosophers, and other scholars.

Course equips graduate students to 'confront big problems'

“Responsible Conduct in Research” is a graduate ethics course that examines issues of personal ethics, student-adviser relationships, and academic publishing, as well as broader topics in engineering ethics.

Researchers track hurricane’s effects on river pollution and beneficial bacteria

Peter Jaffe’s research group in civil and environmental engineering are investigating nutrient cycling and pollution along North Carolina's Neuse River in the wake of Hurricane Florence.

From mechanics and materials to robots and rockets, a department with outsized ‘intellectual breadth and impact’

Howard Stone, the Donald R. Dixon '69 and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and chair of the department, highlights innovative faculty and students, and research that bridges many fields of science and engineering.

From math to meaning: Artificial intelligence blends algorithms and applications

Through advances in computer science, researchers are creating new capabilities that have the potential to improve our lives in ways we have yet to imagine. Princeton researchers are at the forefront of this research, from the theoretical underpinnings to the new apps and devices to the ethical considerations.

Expanding an innovation ecosystem: Princeton leads the way in 2018

The year 2018 represented a pivotal point in the development of an innovation ecosystem in the heart of New Jersey as Princeton University established significant new collaborations with pioneering members of industry — all with the aim of bolstering the resources available to researchers and scientists in their quest to make new discoveries in the service of society.

New first-year courses integrate foundational math and physics with modern engineering challenges

A new sequence of courses for first-year undergraduates in the School of Engineering and Applied Science present the same math and physics as more traditional course offerings, but place a greater emphasis on problem-solving in the context of modern engineering challenges.