USC Campus-Wide Student Ethics Competition 2019
Winners of the 2019 Student Ethics Competition
From left to right: Patrick Gelbach, second-prize winner, Amanda Liaw, first-prize winner, Claire Conrad, third-prize winner, Katharine Harrington, USC Vice President of Admissions and Planning, Reynold Henry, third-prize winner, Meredith Messerle and Emily Reed (shared) third-prize winner and Professor Ali Abbas, Director of the Neely Center for Ethical Leadership and Decision Making
First-prize winner Amanda Liaw
Second-prize winner Patrick Gelbach
Third-prize winner Reynold Henry
Third-prize winners Emily Reed and Meredith Messerle
Third-prize winner Claire Conrad
Left to right: Reynold Henry, Emily Reed, Captain Samantha Harvey and Meredith Messerle
Congratulations to all the winners and special thank you to all the students who entered the 2019 Student Ethics Competition
Please click the video below to view samples of student competition topics
Click on picture below to see the individual videos
November 2, 2019 - Ethic Competition Winners REUNION
2018 Ethics Competition Winners, meet with participants to give personal insight of their experience and how their participation has been recognized by peers and industry professionals.
Special thanks to Jacqueline Orr, Fiona Sequeira, Kermit Franklin for giving insight on their experience.
USC Viterbi School of Engineering
Meet Chetan Gadoya
Sai (Jaya) Nataraj
USC School of Cinematic Arts
Amanda (Hwee Sien) Liaw
Kay (Niuyue) Zhang
Keck School of Medicine of USC
USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
USC Marshall School of Business
USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC
USC Gould School of Law
USC Rossier School of Education
Evan Michael Hess
October 10 & 11, 2018 - Students Film 2019 Competition Videos
Emily Reed and Meredith Messerle
Katie Hurley and Savannah Guimond
Evan Michael Hess
To view taping of last year, click here
Luncheon, Introduction of Competition, October 5th, 2018
To view the recording of information session, click here
The Neely Center Student Ethics Competition is open to all USC students. Submissions are invited in all areas of ethics and decision making including, but not limited to:
1. The intersection of technology and society
2. Business ethics
3. Public policy ethics
Submissions can be in any form such as a written article, a presentation , or video submissions themes in the past have included:
1. A case study exhibiting a real life decision that involves trade-offs and an ethical dilemma.
2. Reflections on what comprises an ethically sensitive decision culture and the impediments/inducers of ethical behavior.
3. Fairness and equity issues with ethical implications.
4. Unanticipated ethical considerations revolving around the future of technology.
A distinguished panel of judges from USC and industry will evaluate the submissions and select the finalist and the winners. Finalist will present in our annual Ethics Conference, Ethics: Where Do We Stand, March 29th, 2019.
The conference will include several world-renowned speakers from industry and academia.
September 30th, 2018—Intent to participate. Please email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your intent to participate, so we may forward you follow up emails about USC resources to help you with the submissions. Intent to participate should include a title and a brief abstract/description of the proposed work.
December 15th, 2018—Initial draft—So we may offer feedback from experts on your submission
February 15th, 2019—Second draft
March 1, 2019—Final submission
April 26th, 2019—Announcement of winners and presentations at the Neely Center Annual Ethics Conference 2019
USC Ethics Competition, accepting submissions, in all areas of ethics and decision making.
Please email your intention to enter, to email@example.com
To view 2018 competition, click here
2018 Student Competition Winners
Winners, (left to right) Fiona Sequeira 2nd Place, Jacqueline Orr 1st Place, Rashi Chaudhary 3rd Place, Kermit Franklin 1st Place and David Newman 2nd Place
Highlights of the 2018 Competition
Student Finalist Presentation
Finalist, Jacqueline Orr, David Newman, Rashi Chaudhary, Kermit Franklin & Fiona Sequeira
Finalist Kermit Franklin
Fiona Sequeira, presenting
Jacqueline Orr, presenting
David Newman, Prize Winner
Fiona Sequeira, Prize Winner
APRIL 3, 2018 Daily Trojan Report on Competition
Winners of the 2018 Student Ethics Competition
To read the Daily Trojan report on the USC Neely Center student ethics competition click here.
To read more about the Neely Center's Next Generation Ethics conference click here
MARCH 30, 2018 Next Generation Ethics Conference - Students Present at Next Generation Ethics Conference
February 21 & 22, 2018 Students Film New Competition Videos
January 29, 2018 Student Videos Posted Online
To watch students discuss their competition entries click here
January 26, 2018 Guest Speaker: Naj Meshkati
Professor Naj Meshkati, an expert in workplace safety and accidents, shared his experience confronting important ethical dilemmas with students in a special lecture. To read more about Professor Meshkati click here
January 19, 2018 Guest Speaker: Stephen Byars
Stephen Byars, Associate Professor of Clinical Business Communication at the USC Marshall School of Business shared insights into examining ethical issues with the students who entered the Neely Center competition. To read more about Professor Byars click here
November 29, 2017 Competition Entrants Dine With USC Trustee Jerry Neely
Students met with USC Trustee Jerry Neely and Professor Abbas at a special dinner to discuss their competition submisions and get feedback and advice
November 15, 2017 Competition Featured in BBC Interview
Professor Abbas discussed the Neely Center competition during an in-studio interview with BBC Radio 5 Live. To listen to the interview click here. Interview begins at 1.16
October 25 & 26, 2017 Students Film Videos Explaining Competition Entries
Students discussed their projects for a video that will be featured on this site and also at our Next Generation Ethics Conference, March 30, 2018
October 6, 2017 Students Meet With Professor Abbas
Professor Abbas gave students an introduction to decisions and ethics and an overview of the Neely Center ethics competition
September 30, 2017 Students Submit Intent to Participate
Students were asked to submit an email expresing interest in the competition and a short outline of their proposed project. To read a list of submissions and abstracts click here
September 22, 2017 Daily Trojan Reports on Competition
The Daily Trojan published an article on the Neely Center Competition including an interview with Neely Center director Professor Abbas
To read the article click here