Total Makeover of ASCE’s Code of Ethics

Total Makeover of ASCE’s Code of Ethics – March Presentation
Monday, March 15, 2021 at 12:00 PM

In October of 2020, ASCE’s Board of Directors approved a total makeover of the Code of Ethics. Dr. Carlos Bertha and Dr. Steve Starrett will discuss what changed, why it changed and what this means for the future of ASCE.

March Presentation Poster

Dr. Carlos Bertha is a Professor of Philosophy at the US Air Force Academy (USAFA) in Colorado Springs, CO. He has been at USAFA since June of 2000, teaching Ethics, Analytic Philosophy, Symbolic Logic, and Philosophy of Science. Dr. Bertha recently retired from the US Army Reserve after 30 years of service, achieving the rank of Colonel. He served a combat tour with the US Army Corps of Engineers in Gardez, Afghanistan. Dr. Bertha was an instructor for the Command and General Staff Officers Course, focusing on organizational leadership, joint doctrine, and professional ethics. Carlos enjoys going to the beach, riding his bike, and even snowboarding when the conditions are right.

Dr. Steven K. Starrett became the Dean of Engineering and Engineering Technology at LeTourneau University in 2017. LeTourneau University, the Christian Polytechnic University, has been providing an innovative, hands-on engineering education since it was founded in Longview, Texas in 1946. Dr. Starrett is a licensed Professional Engineer in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Texas. He served on the civil engineering faculty at Kansas State University for 23 years and was also the Director of the institutional wide Honor and Integrity System. Dr. Starrett served as the ASCE-Environmental and Water Resources Institute President in 2017. Steve enjoys the great outdoors, fishing, visiting national parks, riding motorcycles, and attending bluegrass music festivals.

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