In-class activity (10-15 minutes) As a group, research one of the following topics and prepare for a class discussion Pinto gas tank Corvair – Unsafe at Any Speed Space Shuttle Columbia GM ignition switch
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY Social responsibility is the ideology that an individual has an obligation to act to benefit society at large. As a freshman engineering student, you are just beginning your journey to join the Engineering Profession. Being a professional engineer (P.E.) means we hold the public’s trust and confidence in our training, skills, and knowledge of engineering. As a profession, we recognize the importance of this trust in the Engineering Canons and the Engineering Creed that define our standards for ethics, integrity, and regard for public welfare.
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY Becoming an Engineer could also be financially rewarding: - Jack E. Brown ’50 (Chemical Engineering Bldg. benefactor) -George P. Mitchell '40 (Physics Bldg. benefactor) -Joe C. Richardson Jre . ’49 (Petroleum Engineering bldg.) - ”Pat " Zachry, Sr., ‘22 (Zachry group; Civil Engineering) And many more Aggies who are actively College of Engineering-- benefactors……
CFU (Check for Understanding) Here’s when we would normally have a CFU (quiz larger than a RAT) None today Just be aware of the structure of a typical class
Homework Read Chapters 1 & 2. I will post a PDF in case you don’t have access to the book yet. Answer question 3 on page 37 – no more than 1 page. Turn in hardcopy next class. If you didn’t get to introduce yourself today (with the info / format on slide 54), work on your presentation. You’ll be called on in the coming weeks.
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