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

Colleges and universities, 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 the company 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. 

Lockheed Martin is hosting the fifth annual Lockheed Martin Ethics in Engineering Case Competition!  The event will take place Monday, February 28, 2022 and Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at the Lockheed Martin Center for Leadership Excellence (CLE) in Bethesda, MD. 

To learn more about the case competition or if you are a faculty member interested in participating in the Ethics in Engineering Case Competition, please contact Ethics Engagement Analyst, Nafeeza Rahaman at  nafeeza.rahaman@lmco.com.
Group image of all 21 schools from last year's case competition on February 27-28, 2020 (pre-COVID).

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.