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Engineering Ethics
September 1, 2002 Volume 32 Issue 3
Articles In This Issue
  • Sunday, September 1, 2002
    AuthorWm. A. Wulf

    At the Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), the president is expected to present a brief lecture on a relevant engineering issue. For the 2000 meeting, I thought it would be appropriate for me to talk about the achievements of engineers in the twentieth century and the ...

  • Sunday, September 1, 2002
    AuthorNorman R. Augustine

    Engineers who make bad decisions often don’t realize they are confronting ethical issues.

    During the years I had the privilege of teaching in the engineering school at Princeton, I began the first class session of every semester by announcing that a gentleman had invented a new product ...

  • Sunday, September 1, 2002
    AuthorJames B. Bassingthwaighte

    Engineering tools and techniques can be used to advance health care.

    In an overview of the state of engineering in the new millennium, Wm. A. Wulf (2000), president of the NAE, introduced the concept of "macroethical" behavior, that is, behavior that increases the intellectual pressure ...

  • Sunday, September 1, 2002
    AuthorSamuel C. Florman

    As the world changes, the definition of professional morality must change with it.

    Engineering ethics again? Haven't we settled this business once and for all? Well, no. We seem to be engaged in a conversation that will never end, and properly so. As the world changes, so do the problems of ...

  • Sunday, September 1, 2002
    AuthorJoseph R. Herkert

    The author discusses the pros and cons of pedagogical trends and curriculum models for teaching engineering ethics.

    In the past two decades, many changes have been made in engineering education, including a growing awareness of the importance of ethics and social responsibility to engineering. ...