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ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALISM AND ETHICS EGN 4034. FALL 2008 ASSIGNMENT #1 DR. G.HASKINS. ASSIGNMENT REQUIREMENTS. Group assignment From the film and Case 10 in the text Check the Website and use the format for assignments that is listed there. MUST USE THE STANDARD FORMATTING

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Engineering professionalism and ethics egn 4034

ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALISM AND ETHICSEGN 4034

FALL 2008

ASSIGNMENT #1

DR. G.HASKINS


Assignment requirements
ASSIGNMENT REQUIREMENTS

  • Group assignment

  • From the film and Case 10 in the text

  • Check the Website and use the format for assignments that is listed there. MUST USE THE STANDARD FORMATTING

  • Make sure you include your team “name”.

  • Respond to each question

  • Must be done on computer….not hand written.

  • Insure you have a cover page as required.


Gilbane gold
GILBANE GOLD

  • Gilbane Gold – dried sludge from wastewater plant sold at fertilizer.

  • Z-Corp – Computer components manufacturer.

  • David Jackson – young environmental engineer working for Z-Corp

  • Tom Richards – Environmental Engineer consultant to Z-Corp.

  • Phil Port – Manager and head of Z-Corp environmental affairs dept.


Gilbane gold1
GILBANE GOLD

  • Frank Seeders – Z-Corp engineering manager

  • Diane Collins – Z-Corp vice president in charge of the Gilbane plant

  • Lloyd Bremen – Former state commissioner of environmental protection.


Gilbane gold2
GILBANE GOLD

  • Dr. Winslow Massin – Professor emeritus, Hanover University, School of Engineering.

  • Maria Renato – TV reporter for Channel 13

  • Dan Martin – Lawyer for Z-Corp


Gilbane gold homework assignment 1 due wed 9 24 08
GILBANE GOLDHomework Assignment #1Due Wed. 9/24/08

  • Have any laws been broken? Is this question relevant?

  • What are the major ethical problems?

  • Which actions of the parties are unethical?

  • Where are the decision points (forks in the road) for the main characters?


Gilbane gold homework assignment
GILBANE GOLDHomework Assignment

  • What alternative actions (and likely outcomes) could have been taken at these points?

  • What are the unanswered questions in this study? What information would help in the analysis? Is it reasonable that the information could be obtained?

  • Should David Jackson have done anything else before “blowing the whistle?


Gilbane gold homework assignment1
GILBANE GOLDHomework Assignment

  • What are the likely outcomes if:

    • David is fired?

    • Diane failed to turn a profit?

    • Z-Corp had informed the city of problems?

    • Z-Corp had challenged the city’s laws in a higher court?


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