Articles
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    Editor's Note

    As a profession that touches the lives and well-being of people, engineering has long considered itself to be guided by commonly held moral principles. These principles can be found in the examinations required of those seeking professional licensing, in the codes of conduct that shape and ... Read More

    Author: Deborah G. Johnson and Gerald E. Galloway, Jr.

    Spring Issue of The Bridge on Engineering Ethics

    Release date: Spring 2017

    Volume: 47

    Number: 1

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    Ethics in Business Every Employee’s Character and Behavior Count

    Nearly ten years ago, Emmanuel Mignot, a Shell employee, was driving on a highway in a developing country when he was pulled over by a policeman, allegedly for speeding. The policeman asked him to pay $10 to avoid an official fine. The sun was beating down, there was no one else around, and he had ... Read More

    Author: Chad Holliday

    Spring Issue of The Bridge on Engineering Ethics

    Release date: Spring 2017

    Volume: 47

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    Protecting Dissent in Organizational Contexts

    Engineers’ primary ethical obligation in the performance of their professional duties is to protect public health, safety, and welfare. This obligation is captured in the rules adopted by state licensing boards, echoed in the oaths of the Order of the Engineer and its Canadian corollary, 1 ... Read More

    Author: Thomas W. Smith III and Tara L. Hoke

    Spring Issue of The Bridge on Engineering Ethics

    Release date: Spring 2017

    Volume: 47

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    Engineering Society Codes of Ethics: A Bird’s-Eye View

    Engineering societies play a vital role in the field of engineering ethics. Convening meetings, developing seminars and educational events, publishing resources, providing continuing education, and highlighting important developments in the field are just some of their many activities to improve ... Read More

    Author: Arthur E. Schwartz

    Spring Issue of The Bridge on Engineering Ethics

    Release date: Spring 2017

    Volume: 47

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    Engineering Codes of Ethics: Legal Protection for Engineers

    In cases involving corporate misconduct, senior management may attempt to blame engineering staff for product or service defects or failures. In the Volkswagen emission testing scandal, for example, at various times during the company investigation Volkswagen executives suggested that ... Read More

    Author: Jeffrey H. Matsuura

    Spring Issue of The Bridge on Engineering Ethics

    Release date: Spring 2017

    Volume: 47

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    Beyond Protecting the Public from Risk

    A common perception is that engineers’ responsibility is to protect the public from risk. This perception is reinforced in engineering design guidelines and standards that focus on minimizing the chance of failure for engineering systems. However, the reality of what the public is willing to ... Read More

    Author: Robert B. Gilbert

    Spring Issue of The Bridge on Engineering Ethics

    Release date: Spring 2017

    Volume: 47

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    How Some Scientists and Engineers Contribute to Environmental Injustice

    As Danny Glover put it, environmental injustice (EIJ) is about the fact that South-Central Los Angeles children have only one-third of the lung capacity of Santa Monica children (van Gelder 2001). South-Central LA is mostly black and heavily polluted; Santa Monica is mostly white and pristine. ... Read More

    Author: Kristin Shrader-Frechette

    Spring Issue of The Bridge on Engineering Ethics

    Release date: Spring 2017

    Volume: 47

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    Ethical Implications of Computational Modeling

    At their core, science, engineering, and all forms of inquiry involve making sense of a complex world. Modeling is one way of reducing the complexity of the world by abstracting away details. Computational modeling involves the use of computers to scale up mathematical models. 1 Computational ... Read More

    Author: Kenneth R. Fleischmann and William A. Wallace

    Spring Issue of The Bridge on Engineering Ethics

    Release date: Spring 2017

    Volume: 47

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    Addressing Corruption in the Global Engineering/Construction Industry

    Estimates indicate that more than $500 billion is lost to corruption each year in the global engineering/construction (E/C) industry. While this economic loss is staggering, it pales in comparison to the losses suffered by people in need of water and wastewater projects, roads, schools, hospitals, ... Read More

    Author: William P. Henry

    Spring Issue of The Bridge on Engineering Ethics

    Release date: Spring 2017

    Volume: 47

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    Can Engineering Ethics Be Taught?

    This article is based on a chapter from my forthcoming book, Engineering Ethics: Contemporary Debates, to be published by Yale University Press. In 2010, after a two-year inquiry, a judge concluded that Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney had acted inappropriately when he accepted large ... Read More

    Author: Deborah G. Johnson

    Spring Issue of The Bridge on Engineering Ethics

    Release date: Spring 2017

    Volume: 47

    Number: 1

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    An Interview with… Sal Khan

    RON LATANISION (RML): We are glad to have a chance to talk with you, Sal. I have always felt that education is a means of integrating people into the culture of not only a country but also the world. Given all the things you’ve done over the past 10 or so years, I am very impressed by the ... Read More

    Author: Sal Kahn

    Spring Issue of The Bridge on Engineering Ethics

    Release date: Spring 2017

    Volume: 47

    Number: 1