Milton F. Lunch Ethics Contest

All current NSPE individual members and NSPE chapters (including student chapters) were invited to participate in the 2018 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 $2,000 to the author!

NSPE state societies and local chapters are encouraged to consider utilizing this contest as a state or chapter activity to encourage member discussion and spur greater interest in engineering ethics.

What Was To Be Done?

NSPE’s Board of Ethical Review furnished two different fact situations to choose from regarding the ethics of engineers or, new this year, you could submit your own case! Contestants choose any one out of the two situations (or their own case) and developed an essay, video, photo essay, poster, or PowerPoint presentation which could include embedded videos/sound, etc. to demonstrate their understanding of the facts and the NSPE Code of Ethics.

Contest Rules

Entries for the 2018 Milton F. Lunch Ethics Contest were due on Friday, April 27, 2018. However, if you would like to be added to the mailing list for information about the upcoming 2019 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 2018.

2019 NSPE Milton F. Lunch Ethics Contest
NSPE Legal Department
1420 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-2794
Fax: 703-519-3763
Phone: 703-684-2840

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.