Work for the Ethical Reward

by David P. Devine, P.E., Assistant Professor; Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2004, Vol. 74, Issue 10, Pg. 68-70

Document Type: Feature article


ASCE's Daniel W. Mead Prize for Younger Members and Students-established and endowed in 1939 by Daniel W. Mead, a former president and honorary member of ASCE-are awarded annually to the authors of papers that explore the topic of professional ethics in civil engineering. This year contestants were challenged to consider whether it is ethical to profit from engineering work arising from natural or man-made disasters. The essay presented here, by David P. Devine, P.E., an assistant professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, won in the younger member category. Only one paper from each section may be submitted for this national contest. The submissions are sent to the executive director by the section or branch secretary and must reach the executive director by February 1 each year. The papers, which may not exceed 2,000 words, cannot have more than one author and must not have been previously published. Papers submitted in the younger member category are judged by the Committee on Younger Members and passed along to the Council Vice Presidents for final action during the latter's meeting in July. The winning paper has traditionally been published in Civil Engineering magazine.

Subject Headings: Ethics | Profits | Man-made disasters | Faculty | Colleges and universities | Awards and prizes

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