NSPE PE Institute
Ethical Insights: Lessons in Reporting
Experience Level: Any level of experience
Using the most recent cases from the Board of Ethical Review, attendees with gain insight to the duty of engineers to report. One case will examine the duty to report all available information and that acts of omission can be just as dangerously unethical as acts of commission. The second case will consider the duties of an engineer when observing an issue that is unrecognized by the public. The third case will analyze the engineer’s duties when a submission is mischaracterized. The final case will examine the issue of whether or not ethical duties are changed by changes in legal liability.
•Recognizing a duty to report all available information.
•Recognizing a duty to report an unrecognized issue.
•Recognizing a duty to report a mischaracterization of status.
•Recognizing the ethical implications of a change in liability.
1 PDH (NY Approved)
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Rebecca A. Bowman, Esq., P.E., D.F.E.
Senior Director for Ethics and Professional Practice
National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
Rebecca A. Bowman, Esq., P.E. is the 36-year principal of a woman-owned business in forensic civil engineering, dispute resolution, real estate, and legal services. She is a registered professional engineer, licensed attorney, and a certified arbitrator, mediator, and Christian conciliator. She received her B.S. degree in civil engineering from the University of North Dakota, her M.B.A. degree from Oklahoma University, and her J.D. degree from Duquesne University. Mrs. Bowman recently joined the National Society of Professional Engineers as the Senior Director for Ethics and Professional Practice. She also serves as the Executive Director for the National Academy of Forensic Engineers.
David Kish, Ph.D., P.E., M. NSPE
Purdue College of Engineering’s Flex Lab
David Kish, Ph.D., P.E., M. NSPE currently oversees operations, maintenance, and functioning of the Purdue College of Engineering’s Flex Lab. He is a Purdue-educated electrical engineer with BSEE ’87, MSEE ’89, and PhD ’93. He also earned an MBA from the Krannert School of Management in 1998 and is a graduate of Leadership Lafayette. He has worked at Purdue since 1992. Dave was appointed to the NSPE Board of Ethical Review in 2020.