Judges and Moderators Needed for the Boeing Scholars Ethics Bowl Competition

The Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions invites faculty, staff and interested graduate students to participate as a judge or moderator in the Boeing Scholars Academy Ethics Bowl on Monday, July 7, 2014 from 2-5 p.m. on the Main Campus.

The IIT Boeing Scholars Academy brings 100 high-achieving Chicago area high school students together for a four-week, thematic program that introduces them to diverse science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) career fields and involves the students in searching for solutions to pressing world problems with both significant technological and ethical aspects.

The Ethics Bowl competition on July 7 will challenge the students to take what they have learned during the first weeks of the program a step further, asking them 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.

There will be a 45 minute training session for judges and moderators at 2 pm after which there will be one round of ethics bowl. The deadline to volunteer is June 30, 2014.

If you have questions or are interested in being a part of the competition, email Kelly Laas at laas@iit.edu.