Structural Engineering

Aerospace Biological Civil Geotechnical Mechanical

Engineering Ethics: Room for Improvement?

Seminar Speaker
Dr. Michael Kalichman, UC San Diego
Seminar Date
Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020 - 12:00 pm
Speaker Bio

Michael Kalichman, trained in engineering and neuropharmacology, has taught research ethics since 1990. He is founding director of the UC San Diego Research Ethics Program and ethics and has taught train-the-trainer, research ethics workshops throughout the U.S. and in Central and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. He leads NIH- and NSF-funded research on the goals, content, and methods for teaching research ethics.

It may seem obvious that success in engineering relies in part on ethics and that those who enter engineering value ethics. And yet, stories of missteps in academia and industry are well known. The goal of this talk will be to address factors that contribute to misconduct and, more importantly, strategies we can adopt to minimize that risk. The hope is that this session will be a catalyst for opportunities to promote a culture of ethics in Structural Engineering.


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