The MIT Benjamin Franklin Project

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
- Benjamin Franklin

The MIT Benjamin Franklin Project is a new educational initiative with the aim of training engineers more broadly, the measure being the education of Benjamin Franklin.

The Project offers students an opportunity to consider thoughtfully and in a sustained manner how engineering is part of the human good. The approach is a careful consideration of the ethical, philosophical, political, and historical, all within the context of engineering. The goal is to understand engineering as it fits into the whole.

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Upcoming Event

November 13, 2014
Undergraduate Engineering Forum
The Ethics of Release of Data from Engineering Failures: Case Study of the Palau Bridge Collapse
Zdeněk P. Bažant, Distinguished McCormick Institute Professor