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- JSC-NASA Engineering Ethics Seminar 2015 – Review Case – Accepting vendor gifts – contributed by Don Johnson, Johnson Space Center/NLT Management Services
- JSC-NASA Engineering Ethics Seminar 2014 – Review Case – When and how to speak up, don’t fix it if it’s not broken – contributed by Don Johnson, Johnson Space Center/NLT Management Services
- JSC-NASA Engineering Ethics Seminar 2013 – Review Case – Hook or crook – contributed by Don Johnson, Johnson Space Center/NLT Management Services
- Professional Ethics: The Last Guide to Money, Alcohol and Manipulation You’ll Ever Need contributed by Mike Grossman
- Case studies in business ethics from Pace University contributed by James Brusseau
- Loss of the RAF Nimrod MR2 Aircraft XV230 in Afghanistan in 2006
- Much broader than just engineering, but really good reading.
- Children and cancer
- Arm & Hammer
- So how ethical would you say this is? How likely would it be that someone would even catch them at it? How much money will they make if no one notices? What could you do about it even if you noticed? They didn’t actually say 25 more loads than the last box you bought, did they? Could be 25 more loads than someone else’s product. Would you buy something else, change your brand loyalty, even with proof of such shenanigans? (Author anonymous by request.)
- Aviasud Mistral Aircraft G-MYST
- This document was prepared by Eur.Ing. G B Gratton, Chief Technical Officer of the British Microlight Aircraft Association.
- Professional Ethics & Wrongful Discharge of Employment
- Surveys the law in the USA where a conscientious employee follows the ethics of their profession, instead of the wishes of their manager, and the employee is fired. Prepared by Dr. R. Standler, physicist, formerly a Professor of Electrical Engineering, now an attorney in Massachusetts. Other of his essays include a survey of computer crime and an essay on the history of computer viruses. URL: http://www.rbs2.com/
- Well, surely the Board of Professional Engineers wouldn’t do you dirty, right?
- Not really ethics. More like a joke. Or is it? Is it ethical to drive someone nuts trying to get their grades?
- No Advertising, eh?
- Well, in the October 11, 2011 edition of Consumer Reports, we count an equivalent of 11 pages of ads and ad inserts.