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Engineering your career: Challenges facing the profession

NSPE past president Tricia Hatley, P.E., writes, "Although our country and the world looked different in 1946 when the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) endorsed its first code of ethics, engineers' obligation to the public has become more important than ever as the infrastructure and technology around us become ever more complex. As the world rapidly changes, the problem-solving skills that are foundational to engineering are needed now more than ever. Here are just a few trends that may alter our profession."