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Unformatted text preview: Summary of Classes Zachary White 12/20/2010 Int roduction Engineering ethics is the study of moral issues and decisions confronting individuals and organizations involved in engineering. Throughout the career of an engine one will come across many important decisions that will affect other people. These decisions could have a major impact on society, either good or bad. This is why ethics are important. Without ethics an engineer could indirectly harm a lot of people. It is for this reason that engineers should strive to have good moral values and follow a code of ethics. Professional Society I am a member of the IEEE. Being a member of this society has allowed me to access a wealth of information such as the monthly IEEE Spectrum Magazine and various IEEE sponsored events. Reading the IEEE Spectrum Magazine has informed me of new up and coming technology that I would not have known about otherwise. Earlier this year I attended the Phase Array Symposium near Boston. This was very informative and has help with my Capstone project on Synthetic Aperture Radar. The IEEE events held on campus has also been enlightening. Being able to meet and talk with professionals in my field has broadened my connections within my field of interest. Three benefits I gain from this society after I graduate are: A plethora of networking connections for jobs searching, access to a large database of papers to help with my research, and a discount for being a new graduate (which is very helpful in these times). Summary of Classes 9/14/2010: This was the first class and we talked about what a profession is and the different professional societies. As mentioned in class the three characteristics of a profession are: A strong intellectual component, self-regulation, and providing services to society. The IEEE was also first mentioned and joining this professional society was strongly recommended. I did join the IEEE and believe it will be a very useful asset to me in the future. An important thing to note for this lecture is that engineering is a profession. I t satisfies all three of the characteristics mentioned above. I t is more than just a way to make money; it is a way to improve the quality of life. I think that this was also the most important point of this first class. 9/21/2010: In this class the definition of engineering ethics was discussed as well as its importance. The IEEE code of ethics was introduced and the canons were reviewed. Each canon is carefully worded and has been revised throughout the years. This class was a good transition into our first homework assignment. I think a code of ethics is important to have. If there was no code to follow there would be many different opinions as to what is and isnt ethical. The code provides a guideline to making moral decisions. After reading through the IEEE code of ethics I can appreciate it much more. through the IEEE code of ethics I can appreciate it much more....
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