the ethi{CS} project


Carol Artacho Guerra, Instructor in Physics

Kiran Bhardwaj, Instructor in Philosophy and Religious Studies

Steve Russell, Instructor in Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science

Nick Zufelt, Instructor in Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science

The ethi{CS} projects explores ways to embed ethical deliberation into existing STEM curricula, beginning with CSC509. Ethical considerations will be intentionally built into each project, weaving these ideas into student understandings with each new technological tool.


Are you an educator in computer science or another related domain who is interested in sharing ideas, resources and approaches to embed ethics into your curriculum? We'd love to have you join our growing community; please reach out to us at

How to Respond....

Controversial issues around privacy make for engaging and unpredictable classroom conversation. But, in the midst of these classroom conversations, inevitably comes that comment:

“Well, I don’t really care anyway. I’m not doing anything wrong so I have nothing to hide.”

So how might an educator respond when a student says they don’t care about privacy? Michelle Ciccone, Tang Institute Research Affiliate, takes us through our options.