All current NSPE individual members through their NSPE state societies, and NSPE chapters (including student chapters) were invited to participate in the 2015 NSPE Milton F. Lunch Ethics Contest which provided an opportunity to match their wits with experienced P.E.s and engineering students throughout the country!
The winning entry will receive a certificate, recognition in PE Magazine, and an award of $1,000 ($500 to the NSPE state society or NSPE chapter and $500 divided among the authors), provided by NSPE and the NSPE Educational Foundation.
What Is To Be Done?
NSPE’s Board of Ethical Review furnished a real FACT situation regarding the ethics of an engineer who is faced with the ethical question of whether his firm can perform services in connection with a site development study for a county with which he is associated through his membership on a county industrial development agency.
Given the FACTS, you were asked a QUESTION about the ethics of the engineer. Contestants were encouraged to read and discuss the FACTS of the case and answer to the QUESTION. Then contestants were to develop DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS using the format of the NSPE Board of Ethical Review. Contestants were also to give REFERENCES citing only specific sections of the NSPE Code of Ethics for Engineers. Other materials should not be cited.
Entries for the 2015 Milton F. Lunch Ethics Contest were due on April 17, 2015. However, if you would like to be added to the mailing list for information about the upcoming 2016 Ethics Contest, please send your name, mailing address, e-mail address, and phone number to the address listed below. The information will be mailed directly to you in late December 2015.
2016 NSPE Milton F. Lunch Ethics Contest
NSPE Legal Department
1420 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-2794
About Milton F. Lunch:
Milton F. ("Milt") Lunch, NSPEs general counsel from the 1940s until the 1980s was critical to the establishment of the NSPE Board of Ethical Review and the development of the NSPE Code of Ethics in the 1950s. During his tenure as NSPE general counsel, Milt presented numerous papers and authored influential articles about the importance of licensure, ethics, and professionalism. He passed away in 2001.