The 2010 IEEE PES Transmission & Distribution Conference is offering a free 2-hour session on engineering ethics to all conference registrants. The session will be presented twice to make it available to as many attendees as possible. Professional development hour (PDH) certificates will be issued to those in attendance.

The session will be presented by Dr. Norma Jean Mattei, professor and chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of New Orleans. Since 2006, Mattei has been a member of the board of the Louisiana State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers, LAPELS. She has also served on the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Committee on Licensure and Ethics.

Along with a discourse on the IEEE Code of Ethics, this session will include a series of vignettes designed to illustrate the application of those principles in a professional setting.

The sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, April 20, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Wednesday, April 21, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. (encore).