Engineering as Experimentation

Engineers as responsible experimenters engineers

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Unformatted text preview: r's expertise places them in unique position to To monitor projects To identify risks To provide clients and public with the information needed to make reasonable decisions Four element of responsibilities 1. 2. 3. 4. A primary obligation to protect safety of and respect the right of consent of human subjects A constant awareness of the experimental nature of any project, imaginative forecasting of its possible side effects, and reasonable effort to monitor them Autonomous, personal involvement in all steps of a project Accepting accountability for the results of a project Responsibility Engineers have learned that to rely on others to think through the Potential consequences of engineering projects leads all to often to Disaster. Usually the projects don't result in total disaster, but, Unintended consequences diminish engineering triumph. Responsibility The engineer as a responsible experimenter. In general who other than engineers can assume responsibility for Engineering projects? Avoiding responsibility diminishes the engineering profes...
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This note was uploaded on 03/03/2010 for the course MIME 221 taught by Professor Hassani during the Spring '10 term at MO Southern.

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