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Unformatted text preview: education • Professional societies • Results in significant public good 2 A brief history of engineering ethics • In late 1800s, professionalization began • During WWI, developed codes of ethics • In 1930s, state licensing laws passed-- “industry exemption” • In 1950s, Cold War elevated engineering Public faith in engineering begins to change In 1970s, growing concern over harmful effects of science and technology • DC-10 crashes • Ford Pinto • Three Mile Island • BART...
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This note was uploaded on 07/12/2009 for the course ENGR 101 taught by Professor Swinontek during the Summer '08 term at UCSB.
- Summer '08