About the Book

Citizen Engineer is a fusion of ideas, information, advice, and opinions from the authors, their colleagues, and dozens of other sources, brought together to provide engineers with the tools and insights in the new era socially responsible engineering.

The book is most relevant to engineers who design and build “things” — engineers in fields such as electronic/computer engineering, software engineering, mechanical engineering, materials engineering, automotive engineering, and so forth—although we believe engineers in all disciplines, managers of engineers, and even consumers will find useful information in this book.

The subjects in each section can get enormously deep, so we’ve tried to a basic understanding, along with pointers for further investigation. We hope you’ll find the book useful in structuring your thinking and answering key questions about your role as an engineer in today's world.