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John C. Huang, Ph.D., P.E.
The Challenger Explosion was NASA's darkest tragedy, which killed its seven crew members just 73 seconds after its launch. While the most commonly referenced explanation for what went wrong focuses on the erosion of the O-rings, an examination of the decision process that led to the launch in low temperature reveals a much more complicated, and troubling, picture. In this webinar, we will provide an overview of the U.S. space shuttle program, examine the events prior to the fatal launch of the Challenger, and learn the ethical lessons from the engineers who were involved in this tragic event. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.
*Note to New York licensed PE, LS, and RA:
The acceptable continuing education subjects for NY PE/LS/RA include the study of law, rules, and/or ethics which contribute to the professional practice in engineering, architecture, and land surveying in the state of New York. In addition, you need a minimum of one-hour training in professional ethics in each triennium. This course will help you satisfy that requirement.
Note to Webinar Attendees:
Our live webinars (web seminars) are considered as "Courses of Learning" (live courses) by the New York State Board for Engineering and Land Surveying and as "Timed & Monitored Courses" by the Ohio State Board for Professional Engineers and Surveyors. Unlike the traditional seminars held in a classroom setting, our webinars deliver live instruction to your home or office. You will be able to interact directly with our instructor during a webinar through audio channel or chat box. However, you must attend the webinar at a scheduled date and time. We will verify your attendance through our online webinar platform. The certificate of completion will not be issued unless you attend the webinar and pass a quiz (all quiz questions will be reviewed during the webinar). Thank you for your cooperation.
NY PE & PLS: You must choose courses that are technical in nature or related to matters of laws and ethics contributing to the health and welfare of the public. NY Board does not accept courses related to office management, risk management, leadership, marketing, accounting, financial planning, real estate, and basic CAD. Specific course topics that are on the borderline and are not acceptable by the NY Board have been noted under the course description on our website.