Milton F. Lunch Ethics Contest

All current NSPE individual members and NSPE chapters (including student chapters) were invited to participate in the 2019 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!

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 you could submit your own case! Contestants chose 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 2019 Milton F. Lunch Ethics Contest were due on April 15, 2019. However, if you would like to be added to the mailing list for information about the upcoming 2020 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 2019.

2020 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.