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Wayne Seames
Associate Professor
Chemical Engineering
University of North Dakota
Those Pesky Side-Reactions: A Case Study on Ethics for Scientists and Engineers Developing Data in the Private Sector

The characters in this dilemma case must balance personal financial considerations, their professional futures, and time constraints against ensuring that the new product they are proposing is safe. The case explores the issues surrounding ethical decision-making and asks students to decide what the central characters in the story should do. The case was designed to be used in mid- or upper-level chemistry and chemical engineering college courses.