In many professional engineer (PE) programs, continuing
education is required. In some US states, this education
includes specific requirements for engineering ethics training.
The author recently attended a session on engineering ethics at
Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. The session
instructor described several situations, and then the audience
discussed how an ethical engineer should respond.
As in real life, the examples portrayed gray areas.
The instructor read a statement from the National Society of
Professional Engineers (NSPE) board; the statement described
NSPEs viewpoint for the example. This session was a
useful and an effective way to explore the true
responsibilities and ethics of engineering.