This course provides instruction in engineering ethics through a case study of the space shuttle challenger disaster the course begins by presenting the minimum technical details needed to understand the physical cause of the shuttle failure. Abstract: this case study focuses on roger boisjoly's attempt to prevent the launch of the challenger and subsequent quest to set the record straight despite negative consequences boisjoly's experiences before and after the challenger disaster raise numerous ethical issues.
Issues when challenger is cited as a case study but the interpretation ignores much of the history of how nasa and the contractor’s engineers had actually recognized and dealt with the seal problems in advance of the disaster.
Challenger also presented a case study in organizational communication and ethics, including the ethics of organizational structure and culture as it promotes or discourages necessary communication, the ethics of whistle blowing, and an excellent study of group. This online engieering pdh course provides instruction in engineering ethics through a case study of the space shuttle challenger disaster the minimum technical details needed to understand the physical cause of the shuttle failure are presented. This bibliography includes examples of different ways instructors have used case studies to introduce ethical topics to their students and resources for finding cases and incorporating them into the classroom author(s) kelly laas: year: roger boisjoly-the challenger disaster online ethics center for engineering 5/19/2006 oec accessed.
The challenger disaster january 28, 1986 two video clips of the challenger explosion from cnn: reagan honors shuttle crew (1986) and nasa remembers challenger in january of 1987, nearly a full year after the challenger exploded, roger boisjoly spoke at mit about his attempts to avert the disaster during the year preceding the challenger launch according to the report of the. 5 case study: • we will see conflicts in engineering ethics in a case study based on the nasa shuttle program • challenger explosion, january 28, 1986 technical problems communication problems – concerns from engineers – assessments by managers.