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||Incorporating Research Ethics into Advanced Labs Curriculum
||In recent years, the College of Science at Penn State has been encouraging and emphasizing the importance of exposing our undergraduates to scientific ethics and has instituted an annual ethics boot camp for faculty, providing them with tools to incorporate ethics into a wide range of undergraduate courses. In this poster I will present some examples of how I have incorporated different aspects of Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) deliberately into our senior level Advanced Physics Lab course. I use scientific ethics as a motivation for course structure and requirements (beyond the science experiments). We discuss and motivate proper notebooking, to ethical presentation of data, proper citation, peer review and even authorship issues. Students feedback has suggested that, even though ethics is something "we should already know" - it is a useful tool in which to frame the greater scientific endeavor.
Kirstin Purdy Drew
Pennsylvania State University
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