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K-State Today

December 22, 2015



National academy honors engineering professor for engineering ethics course

By Mary Rankin

Steve Starrett, associate professor of civil engineering, has been notified by the National Academy of Engineering that his course, CE 703 Responsibility of Engineering: Codes & Professionalism, has been recognized as an exemplar course in engineering ethics.

Responsibility in Engineering: Codes & Professionalism focuses on ethical dilemmas engineers may encounter and how to approach related challenges. Starrett said his goal in developing the course more than 15 years ago was to provide a unique graduate-level educational opportunity for engineers seeking to learn more about engineering ethics.

This course, along with other exemplar activities, will be featured on the National Academy of Engineering Online Ethics Center website as well as in an academy report. Starrett has also been invited to attend the American Society of Engineering Educators annual conference in June in New Orleans, where he will be recognized for this accomplishment.