"Ethics - Examining Your Engineering Responsibility" looks at several well-known incidents, focusing on their nontechnical causes. It then discusses how to avoid potentially difficult spots and what you might do if you find yourself in one. Other topics in this issue include controlling column pressure via hot-vapor bypass, modeling chemical reactors, and measuring viscosity.
Navigating Ethical Dilemmas
It seems not a day passes without news reports of a politician or corporate executive taking bribes, engaging in insider trading, or getting caught up in some other ethical dilemma. As engineers, though, we will more likely find ourselves in situations that have subtler, less-obvious ethical undertones.
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