Judges and Moderators Needed for Chicago High School Ethics Bowl Regional Competition

The Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions (CSEP) invites faculty, staff, and interested graduate students to participate as judges during the Chicago High School Ethics Bowl Competition on Saturday, February 18 from 8:45 a.m.–3 pm at the University of Chicago.

Illinois Tech started the Ethics Bowl over 25 years ago at the university level and for the past four years has worked to bring this competition to Chicago-area high school students. This year we are working in partnership with the Winning Words program at the University of Chicago to sponsor this competition. Eight teams from five different high school around the Chicago area will participate in three rounds of debate, and the top two teams will then face off in a final round.

The Ethics Bowl competition challenges students to work as a group to analyze and discuss a series of ethics cases concerning world problems such as issues surrounding emerging technologies, the environment, disease prevention, crime, and issues related to the current economy and job creation.

If you have questions or are interested in volunteering to be a judge in this competition, email Kelly Laas at laas@iit.edu. We hope to see you there.