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ECS 101Introduction to Engineering and Computer Science L. C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science Syracuse University September 10, 2007 http://ecs101.syr.edu
Lecture Objectives • Questions, answers, assistance • September 11 • Role of ECS in Society
Tomorrow is the Sixth Anniversary of September 11 Hendricks Chapel is open and available for quiet reflection from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
September 11 (cont’d) • Four years ago, our shared summer reading was based on September 11: American Ground – Unbuilding the World Trade Center, William Langewische Copies available: • Dean’s Office Lobby • Science and Technology Library Reserve Desk • Bookstores ($13/$22)
September 11 (cont’d) American Ground – Unbuilding the World Trade Center • William Langewische spent 9 months at Ground Zero, only journalist with total access. • Physical details of the collapse; • Technical details of the deconstruction of the ruins; • Difficult choices that had to be made; • Controversial book (impossible to please everyone).
September 11 (cont’d) What ECS disciplines are “involved” in September 11 and events that followed those attacks?
September 11 (cont’d) What responsibilities do engineers and computer scientists have for the society?
ASPE Code of Ethics Fundamental Canons – Engineers, in the fulfillment of their professional duties, shall: • Hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public. • Perform services only in areas of their competence. • Issue public statements only in an objective and truthful manner. • Act for each employer or client as faithful agents or trustees. • Avoid deceptive acts. • Conduct themselves honorably, responsibly, ethically, and lawfully so as to enhance the honor, reputation, and usefulness of the profession.
Professional Societies (disciplines) • ACM - Association for Computing Machinery • AIAA - American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics • AIChE - American Institute of Chemical Engineers • ASCE - American Society of Civil Engineers • ASME - American Society of Mechanical Engineers • BMES - Biomedical Engineering Society • IEEE - Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers • SAE - Society of Automotive Engineers • SME - Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Professional Societies (general) • NSPE - National Society of Professional Engineers • ASEE - American Society for Engineering Education • ASQ -American Society for Quality • ASHRAE - American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, & Air Conditioning • ASSE - American Society of Safety Engineers • IIE - Institute of Industrial Engineers • NSBE - National Society of Black Engineers • SHPE - Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers • SWE - Society of Women Engineers