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An Engineering Ethics Case Study

Tuesday, Jun. 26, 2012

Software engineer "Wayne Davidson" is responsible for testing a prototype of an air traffic control system in a new case study by Michael McFarland, SJ, computer scientist and former president of College of the Holy Cross.  When Wayne finds a problem, his boss dissuades him from reporting on it so that the company can meet its very tight deadline with the Federal Aviation Agency.  McFarland takes readers on a step-by-step process for thinking through the ethical issues behind Wayne's dilemma.

Tags: engineering ethics, IT and ethics