EE Colloquium: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Abstract: It was about twelve years ago now that the National Science Foundation began to
require recipients of its funding to implement ethical training programs. Penn
State's response to this new NSF requirement was implementation of its Scholarship
and Research Integrity (SARI) Program. In response to the Penn State SARI
Program, the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science developed the
course "METEO 591: Development and Ethics in the Atmospheric Sciences." Topics
coverered in METEO 591 range from plagiarism to authorship to advisor-student
relationships to collaborative research. An issue or two from each of these
categories that are relevant to Electrical Engineering will be introduced and
discussed with seminar participants. One startling "lack of integrity" statistic
will also be introduced, illustrating new challenges that are present in this
budding information age.

Biography: Eugene Clothiaux is a professor in the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric
Science at Penn State. He was in charge of the Graduate Program in Meteorology
and Atmospheric Science from 2005 through 2008, and served for one year as the
Associate Head of the Graduate Program when the position was formally established
fall 2008. In the 2008-2009 academic year, he began the development of "METEO 591:
Development and Ethics in the Atmospheric Sciences" in response to National
Science Foundation requirements for ethics training. More recently, he served
for two years as the chair of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Promotion
and Tenure committee, as well as the chair of the College of Earth and Mineral
Sciences Academic Integrity Committee. His research interests are related to
atmospheric radiation, including ground- and satellite-based remote sensing
and atmospheric radiative transfer.

 

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