Lockheed Martin's Ethics in Engineering Case Competition

 

Academic Outreach

Lockheed Martin Ethics & Business Conduct is committed to supporting business ethics awareness in our colleges and universities, contributing to the ethical development of the future workforce and strengthening our academic partnerships.

Lockheed Martin's Ethics in Engineering Case Competition

In this competition, academic institutions, each represented by a two-student undergraduate team and accompanying faculty, present their solutions to a fictional case involving ethical, business and engineering dilemmas. In addition to the hands-on opportunities for students to learn about Lockheed Martin and its technologies, the annual event compels students to think about the importance of ethics in the workplace and the various real-life dilemmas that can arise, especially in the multifaceted and fast-paced world of technology.

The case competition is just one example of how Lockheed Martin demonstrates the importance of voicing one’s values in the face of intricate ethical dilemmas in the engineering and business spheres. 

 

Why We Hold the Competition

When it comes to business and technology, ethics awareness is a good investment. In today’s highly competitive marketplace, ethics plays a major role in business decision-making where a single misstep in judgment can have consequences across the enterprise. Integrity is so vital to our business that we want students to be thinking seriously about ethics before they enter the workforce – especially in the increasingly complex landscape of technology and innovation.

 

Registration is Now Open!

The Ethics in Engineering Case Competition takes place at the Lockheed Martin Center for Leadership Excellence (CLE) in Bethesda, Maryland with a kick off on Monday evening and concluding on Wednesday afternoon (Feb 26-28, 2024). Last year, over 70 colleges and universities from around the world competed in our largest event to date!

We are cordially inviting faculty and their exceptional student teams to be a part of the action. Space is limited, so we encourage you to register your school as soon as possible.

For more information about the 2024 Lockheed Martin Ethics In Engineering Competition contact lm.eie@lmco.com.

Watch a Recap of the 2023 Ethics in Engineering Case Competition

Previous Case Competition Winners

Below are some of the amazing teams that have won or placed in the Lockheed Martin Ethics in Engineering Case Competitions. Click on a year to view that year's winners.

2023 Winners
2023 Winners

Jim Bryne, Lockheed Martin Ethics and Business Conduct Vice President with 2023 winners from the US Air Force Adacemy

Results:

1st Place – US Air Force Academy
2nd Place – Loyola University Maryland
Semi Finalist – University of Notre Dame
Semi Finalist – Florida Institute of Technology

View Case File  |  View Competition Recap

2022 Winners
2022 Winners

Winners from top to bottom, left to right: Top: US Coast Guard Academy Student Competitors: Ryan Von Brock and Jacob Shellman Faculty Advisor: Tooran Emami; Bottom: US Air Force Academy Student Competitors: Thomas McCloskey and Catherine McAlister Faculty Advisors: Cpt Hayden Richards and Lt Col Jeff Newcamp

Results:

1st Place – US Air Force Academy & US Coast Guard Academy
2nd Place – University of Florida
Semi Finalist – University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Semi Finalist – US Naval Academy
Semi Finalist – West Point Military Academy

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2021 Winners
2021 Winners

First place winners from Texas A&M University in the 2021 Lockheed Martin Ethics in Engineering Case Competition, showing off their school rings (clockwise): students Chase Dickson and Gavin Van Skiver, faculty advisor Magda Lagoudas, and co-advisor Shayla Rivera.

Results:

1st Place – Texas A&M University
2nd Place – Brigham Young University
Semi Finalist – University of California - San Diego
Semi Finalist – University of Illinois

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2020 Winners
2020 Winners

First place winners from Brigham Young University (BYU) in the 2020 Ethics in Engineering Case Competition: (L to R) Jill Piacitelli (Faculty Advisor), Heather Siddoway, Hayden Gunnell.

Results:

1st Place – Brigham Young University
2nd Place – Virginia Tech
Semi Finalist – University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Semi Finalist – University of Florida
Semi Finalist – University of Alabama
Semi Finalist – U.S. Military Academy at West Point

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2019 Winners
2019 Winners

First place winners from Brigham Young University in the 2019 Ethics in Engineering Case Competition: (L to R) Griffin Holt, Brad Agle (faculty adviser), Scott Williams

Results:

1st Place – Brigham Young University
2nd Place – Virginia Tech
Semi Finalist – University of Maryland
Semi Finalist – University of Colorado - Boulder

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2018 Winners
2018 Winners

First place winners from Virginia Tech in the 2018 Ethics in Engineering Case Competition: (L to R) Michael Butler (Faculty Adviser), Alexandra Ringer, and Neddie Byron.

Results:

1st Place – Virginia Tech
2nd Place – University of Arizona
Semi Finalist – Virginia Military Institute

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