Book Overview

Citizen Engineer has four main parts:

Part I: Advent of the Citizen Engineer defines “Citizen Engineer,” describes the trends that have led us to this new era of socially responsible engineering, and discusses what it all means to engineers, businesses, and society.

Part II: Environmental Responsibility provides practical “how-to” information and resources to help engineers minimize the environmental impact of the products and services they’re designing.

Part III: Intellectual Responsibility includes basic information about patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, nondisclosure agreements, standards, and licenses, and offers practical advice about how to maximize the economic opportunities that intellectual property (IP) law presents while avoiding the potential pitfalls.

Part IV: Bringing It to Life takes a look at some of the ways engineers — and engineering schools — are responding to the new realities and requirements of the new era.