engineering ethics


A close shave with plutonium foam

Karl D. Stephan | 26 September 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: engineering ethics, environment, nuclear power, nuclear waste
Lack of professional integrity, even in engineering, can have nasty consequences.


“The Switch From Hell”

Karl D. Stephan | 10 June 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: business ethics, engineering ethics, General Motors
The new CEO of General Motors, Mary Barra, has had the courage to be transparent about her company's failings.


Networks of responsibility: the Philadelphia building collapse

Karl D. Stephan | 18 June 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: engineering ethics, Philadelphia
Who should ultimately take the blame in a tragedy of careless demolition which caused six deaths?


Reason and responsibility: the Rana Plaza collapse

William Gomes | 13 May 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Bangladesh, corruption, engineering ethics
The Rana Plaza tragedy was an outcome of a corrupt system that is rotten to the core. Who should -- and can -- be held accountable?


Your cheap clothing has a high price

Karl D. Stephan | 13 May 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Bangladesh, engineering ethics
The tragic collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh exposes the immorality of the Golden Rule: he who has the gold, makes the rules.


The worth of work

Karl D. Stephan | 26 February 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: C.S. Lewis, engineering ethics, professions
Which is more important, the work or the pay you get for it?


Mines of tears

Karl D. Stephan | 15 February 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: engineering ethics, United States, workplace safety
For two decades, Navajo men worked in a New Mexico uranium mine, unaware of the dangers of radiation. There was an 88% mortality rate -- but the case is almost unknown.


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