This is an assignment designed to help students begin to reflect on professional ethics of scientific practice. I have used this in a freshman and a senior seminar after 2-3 days of discussion of what professional ethics is and how one goes about choosing a course of action in an ethical dilemma. I use:
The Ethical Chemist : Professionalism and Ethics in Science (Educational Innovation Series) by Jeffrey Kovac
The Chemist's Code of Conduct: http://portal.acs.org/portal/acs/corg/content?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=PP_A...