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Volunteer judges needed for Chicago High School Ethics Bowl

The Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions invites faculty, staff, and interested students to participate as judges during the Chicago High School Ethics Bowl Competition on Saturday, January 26 from 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. at Illinois Tech’s Mies Campus. There will be 18 teams from 9 different Chicago-area schools competing this year— the biggest high school bowl yet!

Illinois Tech started the Ethics Bowl over 25 years ago at the university level and for the past five years has worked to bring this competition to Chicago-area high school students. This year CSEP is working in partnership with the Winning Words program at the University of Chicago to sponsor this competition. The teams will participate in three rounds of debate, and the top two teams will then face off in a final round.

The Ethics Bowl competition challenges students to work as a group to analyze and discuss a series of ethics cases concerning world problems such as issues surrounding emerging technologies, the environment, disease prevention, crime, and issues related to the current economy and job creation.

If you have questions or are interested in volunteering to be a judge in this competition, email Kelly Laas.