First-Hand:Challenges IEEE Faced Supporting Ethical Behavior and Professionalism

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== Challenges IEEE Faced Supporting Ethical Behavior and Professionalism

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                     Walter L. Elden, P.E.(Ret)
                      IEEE Life Senior Member
          IEEE Member Conduct and Ethics Committees, 1996-1998

This article provides my personal experiences and viewpoints, recalled from over the 50 years I have been a member of the IEEE, watching and experiencing some of the challenges IEEE faced in supporting ethical behavior and professionalism of its members. While I believe most of the other IEEE Global History Network, GHN, articles will deal with Technological matters, I have chosen Professional matters as my main topic area, as a result of the IEEE membership voting to change its Constitution in 1972 to add Professional to its already well established Technical Activities.