Graduating seniors are invited to attend the Order of the Engineer ceremony on the Polytechnic or Tempe campuses to honor students and their obligation to practice ethical engineering in their future endeavors. The Fulton School’s Abdel-Ra’ouf Mayyas, an automotive engineering professor, will be in attendance to speak on his experiences with engineering.
Mayyas has always expressed a curiosity for everyday machines such as cars, airplanes, and trains, as well as military vehicles and airplanes. This curiosity inspired him to create a future of engineering, coming to ASU to teach automotive engineering and leading the engineering program Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions (AVTCs): EcoCAR 3.
To Mayyas, ethics is essential to the engineering practice. “Ethical engineering means that engineers adhere to the rules and guidelines set forth as a moral obligation to their profession and to the world.” Mayyas continues, “Creativity comes with responsibility.”
Engineering is everywhere, from cars to computers to the internet and more. Engineers must make continuous innovations and find creative solutions to the world’s problems. As our problems become more complex, ethical engineering is more important than ever to ensure that we live in a safe and secure world.