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PSPE Joint Meeting – Engineering Ethics Virtual Presentation

February 23, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 6:15 pm


Engineering Ethics:   The Basics


Susan K. Sprague, PE, F. NSPE
Treasurer, NSPE
Chair, Board of Ethical Review


February 23, 2021
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM – Social Time
5:00 PM – 6:15 PM – Ethics Presentation, discussion
1.0 PDH Available



Whether or not you have ever met an engineer, we all deserve to live in a world where engineering decisions that impact our lives are made by qualified and ethically accountable professionals.


In this presentation, we will review the history of ethics and the following:


  • Why we should study Engineering Ethics and practice engineering ethically
  • Situational awareness in applying ethical principles
  • Hierarchy of ethical obligations
  • The principles of the NSPE Code of Ethics
  • Review case studies in applying the Code of Ethics


Presenter Bio:
Ms. Sprague has over 34 Years of experience with all types of infrastructure projects in PA, MD, and DC.  Susan is a licensed PE in 5 states (PA, MD, OH, DC, and VA), a Certified Construction Specifier (CCS), and Certified Bridge Safety Inspector (CBSI) in PA.


She has a BS in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University and is a Senior Associate at Johnson, Mirmiran and Thompson where she has been employed since 2006.  Prior to joining JMT, she worked at C.S. Davidson, Inc. for 18 years.


Ms. Sprague was elected Treasurer of NSPE in 2019.   Since 2016, Susan has been on the NSPE Board of Ethical Review, and Chair since 2018.  She is a past-president of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers.  In her spare time, she plays golf and takes ballroom dancing lessons.  She lives with her husband of 24 years in Dallastown, PA.


RSVP Bryan Hopkins (bhopkins@jmt.com) by February 12, 2021
Zoom link will be provided prior to meeting via email


February 23, 2021
4:30 pm - 6:15 pm