19 Nov 2019
1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Do the Right Thing: Four Key Ethical Principles for Engineering Professionalism
In light of the many engineering disasters that have taken place over the last decade (the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the Volkswagen emissions scandal, the Boeing 737 MAX case), the engineering profession has ramped up efforts to encourage and promote ethical practice. In other words, how to ensure that design engineers “do the right thing?” This session will present a brief overview of the history of engineering ethics and will present four key ethical principles that can help guide engineers in making sound, moral choices in engineering practice.