Ethics Across Campus

The Ethics Across Campus (EAC) program at Colorado School of Mines
serves as an umbrella for multiple ethics-related teaching, research, and outreach activities.


Ethics bowl

A competition of ideas: the APPE – Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl.
Join the Mines team, and hone your critical thinking skills!

University Ethics Scholars

Participate in Ethics Bowl and take at least one ethics course to become a University Ethics Scholar.
This honor is noted on your transcript and at your graduation ceremony.

Daniels Fund Program

The Daniels Fund Program in Professional Ethics Education
is dedicated to providing support for Mines faculty to integrate principle-based ethics into their curricula.
Mines is the first STEM-focused university to receive Daniels Fund grants for ethics.

Ethics Across Campus

Fostering an atmosphere of integrity in all facets of campus life.


Elite STEM schools, such as Mines, are uniquely situated to produce responsible engineers and scientists.EAC aims to develop an environment where students and faculty work together to produce graduates who are sought-after leaders and moral exemplars in STEM. Recent initiatives:

  • Researching and Developing Best Practices for Responsible Conduct of Research training
  • Updating the Mines Academic Misconduct processes
  • Sponsoring/coaching the Mines Ethics Bowl Team
  • Entering into institutional partnerships, with, for example, the Association for Professional and Practical Ethics
  • Providing guest lectures for STEM courses
  • Establishing an Advisory Board to improve our understanding ethical issues embedded in the practice engineering and science

EAC is dedicated to cultivating a culture of both rigorous academic training and innovative activities and pedagogies. If you have suggestions for ways to improve the campus culture, feel free to contact us at or

EAC Committee List

Alison Kerr, Teaching Assistant Professor
Marie Stettler Kleine, Assistant Professor, Engineering, Design, & Society
Sheena Martinez, Assistant Vice President of Student Life for Equity and Engagement Sandy Woodson, EAC Director and Department Head, Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences

Recent Publications from Our Faculty

Snieder, R., Zhu, Q. Connecting to the Heart: Teaching Value-Based Professional Ethics. Sci Eng Ethics (2020).