This final #GEA related writing assignment contains 4 questions, some with multiple parts. Answer each question thoughtfully, clearly, completely, and in good faith.
Completion and Submission
|Question 1: Your thoughts and hypothetical impacts.|
|a. Discuss your thoughts on the microplastics problem and how it is being addressed globally, nationally, and locally. (~1 paragraph)|
|b. Hypothetically, what kind of impact(s) do you hope your team’s proposed solution would make on the Tampa Bay area? On the world? (~1 paragraph)|
|c. What specific economic impacts do you believe your team’s proposed solution would have on the Tampa Bay area? On the world? (~1 paragraph)|
|Question 2: Ethical and communication-related responsibilities.|
|a. What are your ethical responsibilities as an engineer? (~1-2 paragraphs)|
|b. What are your communication responsibilities as an engineer? (~2-3 paragraphs) Be sure to include the following as part of your response:
· Who must you communicate with? Why?
· What kinds of information are you responsible for communicating? How? Why?
· What ethical considerations do you face with each audience and each type of information?
|Question 3: COVID-19 and Communication|
|a. COVID-19 and the global pandemic has disrupted lives and societies throughout the world. Discuss 1 specific local (be sure to define what “local” is to you) and 1 specific global communication issue or problem you have noticed related to COVID-19 and/or the pandemic, and provide links or a screenshot that illustrates the issues/problems (e.g., links to a news articles, videos, etc., or screenshots of headlines, graphs, etc. that illustrates the issues/problems you are pointing to). Be sure to include the following as part of your response:
· Is the communication ethical? Why or why not?
· What are/have been/might be the consequences of the issue/problem?
|a. 1 Local Communication Issue or Problem (~1-2 paragraphs)|
|[define what “local” is to you, e.g. where in the US or world you are observing and experiencing local communication and COVID-19 related issues]|
|b. 1 Global Communication Issue or Problem (~1-2 paragraphs)|
|c. What specific changes would you make to help remedy the issues/problems? Be specific and include specific examples. (~1-2 paragraphs)|
|Question 4: The Future|
|a. At the completion of your undergraduate studies, you will be inducted into a field that prides itself on high moral standards and service toward the pubic good. This includes ethical communication.
· How have your experiences this semester impacted your understanding about what “communication” means and how it relates to and impacts your role as an engineer? (~2-4 paragraphs)
o Explore this at the various levels you have been asked to communicate at or consider throughout the semester, including your own communication style and preferences.
o Include considerations for cultural and interpersonal differences in communication styles, preferences, and expectations.
o Be sure to specifically address ethics, and Include your experiences/thoughts from Engineering Economics as well as the COVID-19 related issues you discussed in Question 3.
 For our purposes here, “good faith” can be understood to mean that you answered with sincerity, honesty, integrity, care, and fairness.
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