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Can Engineering Ethics Be Taught?

Deborah G. Johnson— In 2010, after a two-year inquiry, a judge concluded that Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney had acted inappropriately when he accepted large amounts of cash from a German Canadian arms lobbyist. The judge suggested that all public servants should get ethics training. Peter Worthington, a columnist for

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For the Artist within the Scientist

When researchers communicate their findings, it’s not just the math and science that they should be concerned about—it’s also the art that counts. More specifically, the graphics that visually represent scientific data and concepts play a crucial role in clarifying or strengthening an argument, as Felice C. Frankel and Angela

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Designing Scientific Visuals 101: When to Use Color

Why aren’t more people outside the scientific community engaged with the developments of science and engineering? Perhaps, as Felice Frankel suggests, it has something to do with the way scientists communicate their ideas. Frankel, along with co-author Angela DePace, recently wrote Visual Strategies: A Practical Guide to Graphics for Scientists

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