ASEE paper 2015: Canons Against Cannons?

Note: The below work is in the peer-reviewed conference proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

This paper was presented at the 122nd ASEE annual Conference & Exposition in Seattle, WA. It was coauthored by engineer and professor of engineering education Donna Riley and co-Principal Investigator (co-PI) Yanna Lambrinidou. “Canons Against Cannons?” asks the following questions:

“If the social good to which engineers aim is the safety, health, and welfare of the public, does engineering education equip practitioners to make informed judgments about what constitutes ‘health,’ ‘safety,’ and ‘welfare’ in different contexts and for different publics, and how to best promote these ideals through the application of engineering expertise? Do engineering ethics education and professional codes of conduct render engineers competent in matters of the social good? Do engineering societies and associations serve as effective guardians of the profession’s aspirational commitment?”

The paper explores these questions by imagining social justice as a core value for engineers.

Here it is:

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