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October 24, 2007

Wright Named 2007-2008 Wilkinson Graduate Research Ethics Fellow

2007-2008 Walter H. Wilkinson Graduate Research Ethics Fellowship Awarded to David Wright

Photo of WrightDavid Wright is a doctoral student in Computer Science and was a LANGURE Junior Research Ethics Fellow from 2005-07.  During that time, he collaborated with NCSU Senior Fellows Ed Gehringer and Tom Honeycutt, along with LANGURE (Land Grant University Research Ethics) fellows from several other institutions, to develop the Computer Science and Engineering module of the LANGURE curriculum. 

David's dissertation focus is on how software designers reason about the decisions they make as they develop software systems.  He believes designers can employ thinking and reasoning patterns to consistently find reliable solutions to complex problems.  Identifying and documenting these patterns would be a valuable resource for software developers and an important addition to the computer science curriculum. 

The Walter H. Wilkinson Graduate Research Ethics Fellowship is funded through an endowment established by NC State alumnus Walter H. Wilkinson. It is awarded to one doctoral student at NC State each year. As the Wilkinson Fellow, David will be creating a catalogue of ethics activities, courses, and organizations on the NC State University campus as well as in the greater Triangle area. He will also develop a comprehensive list of contacts as well as potential speakers for the Responsible Conduct of Research program sponsored by the Graduate School.

Source - RCR Program News

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