The Civil Engineer/Citizen: What Role and Responsibility in Government—

by Keith Strickland, Dept. of Engrg., Louisiana Tech. Univ., Ruston, La.,

Serial Information: Engineering Issues: Journal of Professional Activities, 1978, Vol. 104, Issue 1, Pg. 63-65

Document Type: Journal Paper


A common goal for all engineers is to become true professionals. The civil engineer should share his professional knowledge with the community through voicing his concerned opinion whenever possible. To meet this leadership responsibility, the civil engineer should be well informed on all aspects of the community. This also means that he must continue his education in order to expand his knowledge of the technological, social, and physical environments. The civil engineer should participate in all levels of government by being a well-informed voter and by serving on voluntary governmental commissions. All civil engineers should be active in their professional societies which promote professional engineering.

Subject Headings: Government | Professional societies | Leadership | Education | Social factors

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