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The Ethos Center

Core Values

The Ethos Center programs are grounded in five core values.

  • Ensuring ethical engagement, reciprocity, and inclusive access.
  • Transforming engineering education through discovery of self as an agent of positive social change with a sociotechnical mindset.
  • Honoring the lived experiences and knowledge of others, especially marginalized communities, through cultural and intellectual humility.
  • Opting for just and sustainable technologies that ensure human dignity and rights.
  • Supporting co-created, transdisciplinary collaborations driven by community assets and aspirations and their sociocultural context.

Frameworks that guide our partnership practices, curriculum, and technical R&D:

The following will continue to frame our work, but unlike values/principles, these may change as our field develops, learns, and grows.  



The Ethos Center, Kelly Bohrer, Executive Director

Kettering Laboratories
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0212