IEEE

Ethics Competition

Student Ethics

The Student Ethics Competition (SEC) is jointly sponsored by Region 5 IEEE and the IEEE Ethics and Member Conduct Committee. It encourages the study and awareness of professional ethics.  The competition includes a presentation and defense of a case analysis by student teams using the IEEE Code of Ethics.

The Student Ethics Competition is open to undergraduate or graduate IEEE student members who are registered for the conference. Each team will consist of two students; one-person teams are not permitted. Space is limited so that competition registration will close when the available space for ten (10) teams is filled. The first team to register from each student branch will have priority unless otherwise designated by the branch counselor. Other teams from the same student branch will be allowed as space permits.

Location: AT&T Conference Center (rooms indicated in schedule below)

Schedule:

Date:   Saturday, April 7, 2018

Location:   Rm 103 and 107, AT&T Executive Education Center and Conference Center, Austin, TX

Time:   Orientation 9:30 am,

Team Preparation (no outside resources allowed, computer provided) 9:45 am to 11:45 am

Box Lunch Provided 11:45 am

Oral Presentations (8 to 12-minute powerpoint with 5-minute for Q&A)

12:00 Noon to 2:45 pm

 

Case for Analysis: Case is provided to the teams at the orientation.

Eligibility and Cost: IEEE student members (undergraduate or graduate) who are registered for the R5 Conference.
Student participants must have a current or pending IEEE membership. There is no additional competition cost beyond student conference registration fee and IEEE membership. Team substitutions are at the discretion of the Contest Chair.

Awards: Announced at the Saturday Conference Banquet. Certificates are awarded to the winning team members.  Winners will be awarded cash prizes.  Dollar amounts will be announced closer to the competition.

COMPETITION REGISTRATION: Space is limited so that competition registration will close when the available space for ten (10) teams is filled.  The first team to register from each student branch will have priority unless otherwise designated by the branch counselor.  Other teams from the same student branch will be allowed as space permits.  (The decisions of the judges are final.)

E-mail SEC Form to steve.e.watkins@ieee.org by Friday March 23, 2018.  Forms will only be accepted for students registered for the R5 Conference.

The judging criteria, analysis of an example case, and ethics resources are available below. For other questions concerning the R5 Student Ethics Competition, please contact the Competition Chair, Dr. Steve E. Watkins at steve.e.watkins@ieee.org.

Download the competition Rules and the SEC guidelines.

Intent to Compete: Please complete an interest form .

Questions?

For other questions concerning this contest, please contact the Contest Chair, Dr. Steve Watkins, at
steve.e.watkins@ieee.org.