Most engineering codes of ethics state that engineers must consider the safety, health, and general well-being of the people that are or may be affected by their work. Many of these codes also state that engineers must also consider how their work can sustainability protect the environment.
This means that public safety, health, and well-being, and environmental sustainability are primary concerns for engineers.
Write an essay briefly describing the technology and what improvements you think it can provide in at least one of the four main areas of engineering responsibility:
- Environmental sustainability
Discuss any challenges to safety, health, well being, and sustainability that this technology might present and describe what yo, as an engineer, would do or consider to be sure that your responsibilities are fully addressed.
The contest is open to individual girls and boys in the following three competition categories:
- Elementary School Students (grades 3-5); Essays must be 400-700 words.
- Middle School Students (grade 6-8); Essays must be 600-1100 words.
- High School Students (grades 9-12); Essays must be 1000-1500 words
Prizes: 1st place $500; 2nd place $250; 3rd place $100
To submit your essay visit Engineergirl.org. Deadline for submission is February 1, 2016.
(Referenced from Engineergirl.org.)