Author Archives: jmetch

Case Summary: Chang, Hung-Shu

This case of research misconduct involved Hung-Shu Chang from Washington State University.  Here data was falsified in the manuscript “Transgenerational epigenetic imprinting of the male germline by endocrine disruption exposure during gonadal sex determination” in the journal Endocrinology. Out of curiosity … Continue reading

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“Hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public”… and make as much money as you can

The very first canon of the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) code of ethics is: Engineers shall hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public and shall strive to comply with the principles of sustainable development in … Continue reading

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Grade Inflation due to Academic Entitlement

I started noticing a change in kids these days, when I was still one of those kids.  When I was in elementary school, I was terrified of middle schoolers.  Then when I was a middle schooler, I was terrified of … Continue reading

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The core difference in Virginia Tech and Radford University

The mission statements I chose to compare were those of Virginia Tech and Radford University.  I wanted to compare these universities because one is obviously a large research oriented university, and I assume that Radford is more focused on teaching. … Continue reading

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TTU vs JMU Missions

In thinking about mission statements to compare I wanted to compare a large research university with a semi-large grad school, and a smaller university with a smaller graduate program and less research intensive.  I chose my undergraduate university, Texas Tech … Continue reading

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Nobel Winner Boycotts Nature, Cell and Science!!! After reading the article above I was so shocked that somebody that high up in his field would speak out against the journals that helped get him there.  I’m not saying that as a bad thing at all.  I … Continue reading

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Beef industry and the public

For my final required blog, I’m going to talk about my project topic a little bit.  In about 30 minutes you will all hear my presentation, but 10-12 minutes is a short time and I’m going to be leaving some … Continue reading

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Things worth more than 80-100 thousand per year

So this blog may be a little corny but it something I’ve been thinking about quite a bit around the holidays, especially Thanksgiving.  In the beginning of the year, around when we did our first version of our story of … Continue reading

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And the Blood Banks Played On

While watching the movie for class, I think there were several things that came up in the movie related to the class and how engineers can become unethical.  The part of the movie that most connected with me and relating … Continue reading

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The Dumb People

In this class we have been told to listen to the public and take their knowledge seriously.  I completely understand the value of this, but the problem I have is how do you know who to listen to when so … Continue reading

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