IEEE Ethics in Engineering Workshop

Join the IEEE Chicago Professional Communications Society, Illinois Tech’s IEEE Chapter, and the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions for an Engineering Workshop on Saturday, November 10 from 10 a.m.noon in the McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC) Ballroom.

Ethics in engineering has always been a topic of importance, particularly to those of us who practice engineering. We are torn between simply doing our jobs, and meeting the requests or demands of a company’s management. If we work for a company that holds itself and its employees to high ethical standards, there should not be a conflict. But what if this is not the case for the company that employs us, or what if middle or lower managers deviate from a company’s ethical position? How should we as engineers react?

This presentation will explore the above conundrum, as well as offer examples of ethical situations or dilemmas in which we may find ourselves. In addition, we will discuss guidelines for ethical behavior from several engineering societies. Attendees are invited to participate in a case discussion following the presentation.

RSVP here.

Contact csep@iit.edu with any questions.