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November 22, 2020
waterloop #63: Marc Edwards on Investigative Science and Engineering Ethics

Marc Edwards is a Professor of Civil Engineering at Virginia Tech University. In this episode Marc discusses how he became involved in the drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan and that it was a failure of responsibility across all levels and aspec...


Marc Edwards is a Professor of Civil Engineering at Virginia Tech University.

In this episode Marc discusses how he became involved in the drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan and that it was a failure of responsibility across all levels and aspects of government. He explains the model of investigative science that he and his team uses to examine drinking water quality, and while he dislikes crossing into advocacy and activism he will expose government misconduct if necessary. Marc talks about the engineering ethics course he teaches at Virginia Tech and how students learn to follow scientific obligations to the profession and society.

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