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.

Getting Ready for 2023

The 6th Annual Ethics in Engineering Case Competition will be held February 28 through March 2, 2023, at the Center for Leadership Excellence on the Lockheed Martin Headquarters campus in Bethesda, Maryland.

Click here to learn more about the case competition. If you are a faculty member interested in participating in the Ethics in Engineering Case Competition, please contact David Gebler, Principal, Ethics Engagement, at  david.m.gebler@lmco.com.

  
Click here to view the Ethics in Engineering Case Competition Overview

This Year's Results

2022, February 28 - March 1, Virtual

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

 

Previous Results

2021, February 23-25, Virtual

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

2020, February 27-28, Bethesda, Maryland

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

2019, February 14-15, Bethesda, Maryland

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
3rd Place – University of Maryland
4th Place – University of Colorado – Boulder

2018, February 15-16, Forth Worth, Texas

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 – Universtiy of Arizona
3rd Place – Virginia Military Institute

Academic institutions can license Lockheed Martin's Ethics Awareness Training videos free of charge for use in classrooms. For more information, contact the Corporate Ethics Office.