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Citizen Engineer: A Handbook for Socially Responsible Engineering by John Boutelle, Greg Papadopoulos, David Douglas

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16. Education of the Citizen Engineer

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Where and how do you as an engineer strive to become a Citizen Engineer? Right now there is only one answer: through your own initiative. Although many schools are developing and evolving programs in engineering ethics and the relationship between engineering and society, there is no formally accredited curriculum at a university, no on-the-job training program at a corporation, and no comprehensive seminar or online resource.

In the meantime, there are things you can do. We’ll assume you always are going to strive for excellence in your core engineering discipline; that’s one of the hallmarks of a great ...

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