NIEE interfaces with participating societies, other technical/professional societies and other professions. Specific projects of the Institute are guided and implemented through three Commissions. These commissions and their responsibilities are:
Commission on Program Development
Commission on Education
Commission on Practice Applications
Why an Ethics Institute?
Unethical behavior. Its the stuff that feeds the news media and, more importantly, brings about real life tragedy. From the Oval Office to corporate board rooms, professional ethics are under public scrutiny now more than ever before. Along with doctors, lawyers, and journalists, engineers have begun to pay more serious attention to the ethical questions their jobs pose.
This nation depends on its engineers for everything from safe drinking water to sturdy bridges, industrial processes, safe airplanes and consumer products. An engineers action or inaction can have dire public safety consequences. An engineers work can be life-saving or life-threatening to thousands. It can help clean the environment or contaminate it.
The National Institute for Engineering Ethics has been established to promote the study and application of ethics in our nations engineering schools and throughout the profession. One of the primary roles of the Institute is to encourage cooperation among individuals, universities, profession and technical societies and business organizations.[BackUP/bottom_include.htm]