Programs & Centers

Minner Program in Engineering Ethics

SERVING. GREATER. GOOD.

DRIVEN TO DO RIGHT

In a world ruled by technology, engineers have the power to exercise tremendous influence. Yet they must use this power wisely. They must be able to solve problems not only with design and invention, but also with an understanding of social and environmental impact.

Building ethical frameworks for solving engineering problems is core to the College of Engineering’s teaching, across the curriculum. These efforts were given a significant boost in 2011 with the launch of the Minner Program in Engineering Ethics, supported by a gift from Berkeley Engineering alumnus Warren Minner and his wife, Marjorie.

The Minner Program supports instruction and student life programs that cultivate skills in ethical decision-making and problem-solving. Students also gain practice in social responsibility and communicating science to the public.