published October 11, 2012

Freedom and Engineering For All

The September issue of Mechanical Engineering magazine featured an article, "Freedom and Engineering For All," that considers the implications for engineering concerning international standards for human rights, specifically those laid out by the United Nations General Assembly. These implications not only apply to engineering work conducted, but are also considered in the context of the individual engineer as well. The author, Jessica M. Wyndham, is associate director of the Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights, and Law Program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Wyndham also cites several academic programs for their work in applying ethics to the engineering curricula. To read the entire piece, please visit this page.