Katrina: Macro-Ethical Issues for Engineers

TitleKatrina: Macro-Ethical Issues for Engineers
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsNewberry, B
JournalScience and Engineering Ethics
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number1353-3452
AbstractIn this article, the author looks at the forensic investigations about the range of engineering issues and problems that added to the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, and discusses some overarching macro-ethical issues that can be drawn from these investigations that are relevant for all engineers. The author attempts to frame these issues, using illustrative examples taken from Katrina, in a way that might be of pedagogical use and benefit for engineering educators interested in engaging their students in discussions of engineering ethics, societal impact of engineered systems, engineering design, or related topics. Some of the issues discussed
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