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Engineering Ethics

Thursday, Jun. 21, 2012

To be effective and have a positive impact in their communities, engineers need to have a basic grasp of ethical decision making, says Michael McFarland, S.J., in this video conversation with Irina Raicu, Internet Ethics Program director at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.

McFarland, a computer scientist and Jesuit priest, describes how he became interested in science and ethics and how he integrates the two disciplines.  McFarland began his career at AT&T Bell Labs, where he conducted research in computer-aided design of digital systems. He taught computer science at Gonzaga University and Boston College and served for 12 years as the president of College of the Holy Cross.

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