IEEE Region 5 Student Ethics Competition

The Student Ethics Competition is jointly sponsored by IEEE Region 5 and the IEEE Ethics and Member Conduct Committee.  It encourages the study and awareness of professional ethics.  Each team must analyze the ethical situation, prepare a 10 Minute PowerPoint presentation of their analysis of the situation and makes recommendation for actions to be taken based on the IEEE Code of Ethics.  The teams will also defend their analysis and recommendations during a 5 minute Q&A period.

Eligibility: The Student Ethics Competition invites the Student Branches and Eta Kappa Nu Chapters at universities throughout the region to send one, two-member undergraduate team to compete in the competition.  The students must register for the IEEE Region 5 Student Conference and must be a current or pending IEEE or IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu membership.  There is no additional cost beyond student conference registration and IEEE membership.  Team substitutions are at the discretion of the competition chair.  Only one team is allowed from each IEEE Student Branch or IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu Chapter due to space limitations.

Contact Information

Contact the Student Ethics Competition Chair, Steve Watkins for assistance with your Team’s intent to compete. Use the Google Group for all other competition questions.

Intent to Compete and Registration

Each team MUST complete the online Intent to Compete form (below) and Register their team. Only one registration is needed per team. Please register under the name of one of the team members and include on the form the team name that was submitted on the Intent to Compete form. A deposit of $25 per team is required with the registration. This deposit will be refunded after the competition to those who participate on April 10.

Space is limited so that competition registration will close when the available space for ten (10) teams is filled, but no later than 12:00 am MST (Denver time), April 1, 2021.

The first team to register from each student branch will have priority unless otherwise designated by the branch counselor. Other teams from the same university will be allowed as space permits.


Pictures taken from Austin Texas Competition in 2018

IEEE Ethics Competition Submission