Ethics Competition

Student Ethics  ALL SPOTS ARE FULL

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.

Location: Intercontinental Hotel (rooms indicated in schedule below)


  • 9:30am – Pavilion I – Orientation
  • 9:45am-11:45am – Pavilion I – Team Preparation
  • 11:45am – Pavilion I – Lunch (Provided)
  • 12:00pm-2:45pm – Pavilion VI – Oral Presentations

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

Guidelines and Requirements
Download an example case.

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.

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.)

Download the competition Rules and the SEC guidelines.

Intent to Compete: Please click here to complete an interest form.


For other questions concerning this contest, please contact the Contest Chair, Dr. Steve Watkins, at