Rosalyn Berne

Rosalyn Berne

Director, Center for Engineering Ethics and Society (CEES), National Academy of Engineering

Rosalyn W. Berne, Ph.D., serves as Director for the Center of Engineering Ethics and Society at the National Academy of Engineering where she oversees the Online Ethics Center (OEC). She is also a member of the tenured faculty in the Department of Engineering and Society at the University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. As a scholar, she has explored the intersecting realms of emerging technologies, science, fiction and myth, and the links between the human and non-human worlds. She has authored two academic books, “Nanotalk: Conversations with Scientists and Engineers about Ethics, Meaning, and Belief in the Development of Nanotechnology” and “Creating Life from Life: Biotechnology and Science Fiction” and a SF novel, “Waiting in the Silence.” As a gifted intuitive, Berne works with humans and their equine companions to facilitate deepened and meaningful communication between them. These gifts have led her to write two award-winning books in the body-mind-spirit genre, drawing from the well of her experiences. Her academic and author pursuits have led her to study in India and travel and present in Nigeria, Japan, Costa Rica, China, Peru, Ecuador and various European counties. Berne earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in Rhetoric and Communication studies, and a Ph.D. in Religious Ethics, all from the University of Virginia.

Resources for Incorporating Ethics Education and Assessment in Engineering Programs

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ABET Student Outcomes 2, 4 and 5 have strong connections to ethical decision making in engineering practice. The National Academy of Engineering’s Online Ethics Center (OEC) is a source for tools and resources to support student learning, course content development and assessment. This interactive session will provide an overview of engineering resources on the OEC […]