Congratulations to IIT’s Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Team for an outstanding performance in The Upper Midwest’s Regional Ethics Bowl
On December 1st, IIT's Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Team participated in the Upper Midwest's Regional Ethics Bowl at Loyola's Water Tower Campus in Chicago. The team competed against 17 teams from 14 schools around the Midwest, answering questions from a panel of judges about a collection of cases the students have been discussing since the beginning of the semester. The team won two of the four matches they participated in, and both teams who scored higher than IIT are part of the only four teams who were able to go on to the National Competition.
IIT team members are: Ed Feibel (ARCH 5th Yr), Kari Finseth (ARCH 5th Yr), Alexis Renk (BME 2nd Yr), and Tom Waller (BME 3rd Yr). Stephen Harris, Sawyier Predoctoral Fellow in Philosophy, is the team's coach and Kelly Laas, Librarian of the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, and Rui Chen (M.S. ITM) are the assistant coaches.
The Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl is an academic competition with rules and procedures designed to model the best approaches to reasoning about practical and professional ethics. Created and developed by IIT Philosophy Professor Robert Ladenson, the IEB has spread to include well over 120 teams from all over the United States and Canada.
The IIT Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl team will have its first meeting next semester on January 14th during an informal lunch in Siegel Hall Room 218 to discuss the cases from the National Ethics Bowl, and begin planning for next year's competition. If you are interested in being a part of Ethics Bowl, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to IIT's Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Team for all of their dedication and teamwork this semester, and an outstanding performance in The Upper Midwest's Regional Ethics Bowl.