Binghamton University's Watson School offers continuing education for engineers


BINGHAMTON, NY -- The Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science at Binghamton University will host a short course for professional engineers titled, “Engineering: An Ethical Profession,” at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12. The event will be held in the Engineering and Science Building at the Innovative Technologies Complex, 85 Murray Hill Road, Vestal.

This workshop bridges the gap between theory and practice in engineering ethics. Real-life cases, structured methodology for analyzing cases and examples of cases that have been analyzed will be provided to give attendees a true understanding of what is involved in practicing ethical engineering.  Codes of ethics will also be provided and discussed. The workshop will take a student-centered approach, providing ample opportunity for analysis, conversation and reflection. Both micro-ethical cases, such as those typically encountered in the workplace, as well as macro ethics, which broadens the discussion of the ethics of the engineering profession to include environmental and societal implications, will be explored.

George Catalano, professor and undergraduate program director of Binghamton University’s Department of Bioengineering, will be the instructor. Catalano is author of Tragedy in the Gulf: A Call for the New Engineering Ethics.

This training complies with the New York State Office of Professions for continuing education requirements for four professional development hours (PDHs). The registration fee is $150, or $125 for members of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE). A Binghamton University certificate of completion will be awarded to participants who have successfully completed this course.

For more information and to register, visit:, or call the Watson School's Office of Industrial Outreach at (607) 777-2154.

Last Updated: 9/17/13