Engineering Courage: Ethics and Professionalism in a Complicated World
- Thursday, October 14, 2021 to Friday, October 15, 2021, from 12:00pm to 3:00pm
This two-day engineering ethics symposium honors Allan J. McDonald, an MSU alumnus and the man who refused to sign launch orders before the disastrous launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1986. After his retirement, McDonald became a leader in professional ethics education and co-authored the book “Truth, Lies, and O-rings” with the symposium’s keynote Science Matters Lecturer, Prof. James R. Hansen, Auburn University historian. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Science, Technology, Ethics,and Society, the College of Letters and Science, The College of Engineering, the Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship, and the Montana Engineering Education and Research Center. Join us:
•12 - 3pm - Opening talks on WebEx with limited in-person seating at the Montana State University Alumni Foundation Great Room. WebEx link: Montana State University WebEx Enterprise Site password: courage
•7pm - Science Matters Lecture by James R. Hansen on WebEx: Montana State University WebEx Enterprise Site password: courage
•2-3pm Panel discussion with James R. Hansen and MSU faculty on WebEx: Montana State University WebEx Enterprise Site password: ethics
PARTICIPATE IN PERSON WITH A MASK OR ONLINE –Go to www.montana.edu/stes to connect!