Ethics - Henry's Daughters
(GEOT1000)

Although Henry's Daughters and associated educational materials target engineering students, the movie also applies to practicing engineers and provides a broad perspective on professional responsibilities.

The movie and the training materials will also be suitable for educating students in business, science, and other majors. This offers an indirect benefit to the engineering profession: encouraged dialogue between engineers and other professionals.

The video shows that good and well meaning people can unintentionally get into situations that may result in unethical consequences. The video is designed to:

  • Increase Sensitivity to the ethical dimensions of professional work
  • Advance Knowledge of professional standards and public obligations and expectations
  • Develop Judgment and improve skills in moral reasoning
  • Encourage Commitment to professional ethics and strengthen personal dedication to exemplary conduct
  • The movie will introduce audience members these concepts:
  • Ethical issues are an integral part of making decisions
  • A professional's obligations go beyond fulfilling a contract with a client or customer
  • Ethical problems in engineering and technology have both technical and non-technical solutions
  • While individual engineers have ethical obligations, the engineering profession also has collective social and ethical obligations to the public
  • Workplace issues such as gender discrimination are an important part of engineering ethics

Henry's Daughters is 32 minutes long. Thus, it is short enough for viewing and discussing at society meetings, company lunches, and college classes.

W. Hoxie Smith, P.G. has over 25 years of experience in the energy industry. Since 2003, he has directed Midland College's Petroleum Professional Development Center providing continuing education for energy professionals.

Mr. Smith has presented at national conventions of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, and the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He has authored/co-authored over twenty-five publications in his field. He is a Past-Chairman of the Permian Basin Section, Society of Petroleum Engineers and a Past-President of the Permian Basin Geophysical Society.

G068132Q Dec 12 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Thu  $50.00
($75.00 out-of-state)
Midland College PPDC Building
Registered: 24 A delicious buffet lunch is included with the class fee. 1.0 Hours


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