March 8, 2017 CE – Engineering Ethics

Continuing Education – Evening Lecture
Engineering Ethics Parts 1 & 2

Part 1
Zenaida Otero Gephardt, PhD, PE
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
Rowan University

Part 2
Charles A. Clerecuzio, PE, FAIChE, CPIP
Principal, Chief Engineer, and Co-Founder
OSDV Engineering

Wednesday March 8, 2017
5.15pm-5.30pm – Networking & Dinner
5.30pm-6.15pm – Engineering Ethics Part 1
6.15pm-6.25pm – Break
6.25pm-7.25pm – Engineering Ethics Part 2
Q&A sessions throughout both presentations

Third Floor Main Conference Room
Two Ash St. Suite 3000
Three Tower Bridge, Jacobs Engineering
Conshohocken, PA 19428

$35 Non-members & Guests
$30 (Members)
$15 (Students)
$15 Webex option – Please select from Drop down menu and Laura-Ann Chin ( will be in contact with follow up webex info.

Dinner will be provided with live attendance registration.

PDH Credit: 2 credits to attend both sessions or 1 credit to attend either one

Engineering Ethics Part 1
Engineering Ethics is one of the infrastructure components of the profession. Optimal technical solutions and the efficacy of workplace operations depend on ethical decision making and ethical treatment of others. The fundamentals of ethics and ethics codes will be discussed along with a discussion of perception and its importance in ethical determinations. A detailed technical example and a process for developing strategic methodologies to incorporate ethics in industrial operations will be presented.​

About the Presenter:
Zenaida Otero Gephardt, PhD, P.E., is an AIChE Fellow and associate professor of chemical engineering at Rowan University, where she has served as Director and Associate Dean of Engineering, and has received the Lindback Excellence in Teaching Award and the Excellence in Student Advising Award. She was previously a research engineer at DuPont. Zenaida is past Vice President of the Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions. She serves on the Editorial Board of Formación Universitaria in Chile and is a registered Professional Engineer (DE). She is a member of the AIChE Foundation Board of Trustees and the Fellows Council, past chair of the Societal Impact Operating Council (SIOC), and past chair and current Board Member of the Delaware Valley Section. She has received Best Paper and Best Poster awards from the American Society for Engineering Education.

Engineering Ethics Part 2: Applied in the Real World
It is easy to answer ethical questions when the situation is theoretical and black and white. In the real world most ethical issues fall into the gray zone. This session will use some examples ot how ethical judgement has been applied to real work situations.

About the Presenter:
Charles A. Clerecuzio, P.E., FAIChE, CPIP is Principal, Chief Engineer and Co-Founder of OSDV Engineering. Chuck has over 30 years of experience in the biotech, pharma, biofuels/renewables, chemicals, oil & gas and food industries. He has performed projects in the vaccine, biofuels, brewing and industrial biotech industries. He has experience in scale up, technology transfer and design/construction for processes and new and retrofit facilities. He has held the positions in process engineering, project management, Director of Technology, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at consulting and operating companies. He has experience across the life cycle of projects including feasibility studies, FEED packages, design, procurement, construction, startup, commissioning and validation. He has expertise is operations improvement, strategic planning, scale-up / technology transfer, financial analysis and due diligence.

Please register no later than Wednesday March 8 at 5:15 PM.  Cancellation requests received by the registration deadline will be fully refunded.

Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Laura-Ann Chin at 520-275-4152 (Mobile).

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