Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education (FIPSE Grant P116S100006) and a complementary grant by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science, this project focuses on using new electronic media for teaching and learning in engineering and engineering ethics. The project also aims to strengthen the cultural ties between the United States and Russia through promoting the study of and communication in foreign languages. The work will be performed in collaboration between the Georgia Institute of Technology (GT) and Bauman Moscow State Technical University (BMSTU). GT Project director is Michael Hoffmann (Philosophy, School of Public Policy). Co-PIs include Stuart Goldberg (Russian, School of Modern Languages); Steve McLaughlin (Vice-Provost International Affairs), and Jason Borenstein (Research Ethics, School of Public Policy). Project Director at BMSTU is Professor Olga Smirnova (Deputy Head of the Scientific-Educational Complex of Radio-Electronics, Laser and Medical Technology). BMSTU team members include Professors Alexander Galev, Alexander Golovin, and Victor Petrov (Scientific-Educational Complex of Radio-Electronics, Laser and Medical Technology), and Project Coordinator is Irina Chubokova.
The project is entitled: Promoting Educational and Academic Collaboration between the United States and the Russian Federation by Developing the Web-based Learning Tool AGORA, Developing Engineering Ethics Education and Distance Engineering Laboratories, Sharing Educational Achievements, and by Establishing a Student and Faculty Mobility Program.
The goal of this collaboration is to share best practices and to develop new tools and pedagogical approaches in the area of science and technology, focusing on new online media for engineering and engineering ethics education. Based on the need to
the project will:
We expect that the proposed collaboration between Bauman Moscow State Technical University and Georgia Tech and the exchange of best practices will stimulate educational innovation in both our countries, and will contribute to sustainable pedagogical reforms in engineering and engineering ethics education at our universities.
GEORGIA TECH STUDENTS: Stipends for Undergraduate Engineering Students to Study in Russia at the Bauman Moscow State Technical University
The details of the project are described on the page “Engineering Ethics.”