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Be “Up to Speed”: Continuing Education for Professional Engineers

June 10, 2011, Noon to 1 p.m.

Be “Up to Speed”: Continuing Education for Professional Engineers

Dr. Hagerty, recently retired J.B. Speed Engineering School professor

The Speed Alumni Council in collaboration with the J.B. Speed School of Engineering and the UofL Alumni Association presents the first of a series of continuing education workshops that will enable Professional Engineers to obtain required professional development hours. In the future we will offer courses on Environmental and Legal topics

June 10, 2011, 12 p.m. - Dr. Joseph Hagerty
Ethics in Engineering - 1 HR PDH workshop that meets Indiana & Kentucky standards

Dr. Hagerty, recently retired J.B. Speed Engineering School professor, taught at Speed since 1970. He graduated with a M. Eng. CE from Speed and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. He is a Professional Engineer and has served as a consultant for a wide range of firms and has been an invited lecturer at a number of universities. Among the courses he taught at Speed was Ethics. This course will offer an introduction on how to analyze ethical problems. Statutes governing the practice of engineering and Codes of Ethics will be reviewed. The Code of Ethics provides guidance for practitioners, but the code has only general rules and guidelines. Analysis of a real problem depends on many other factors not included in the code and the code provisions are subject to interpretation. A method to use in analyzing ethical problems will be presented. Then, a series of simple dilemmas will be posed and the participants will discuss the situations in small groups, evaluate alternatives, and choose the best alternative. These “best choices” then will be shared and discussed with the class at large.

Admission $30 (includes lunch). Reserve space at least 1 week prior. Space is limited, so register now.


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