OEC Ethics Video Challenge

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Online Ethics Center (OEC) sponsored its first Ethics Video Challenge to promote consideration of ethical issues in the research and work-life of scientists, engineers, and engineering students. The contest topic for 2012-2013 was Energy Ethics.  The contest encouraged students to identify an ethical issue that is important for the nation’s energy future and to produce a video that examines the ethical aspects and presents approaches to address them.

The Video was expected to:

  • Identify an energy ethics issue
  • Explore the different views on the ethics issue
  • Propose ways to address the issue
  • Create a video no longer than 5 minutes to explore the issues and solutions

Teams of students from across the US submitted 18 videos to the competition. Congratulations to all of the winners! Please see below to access relevant information about the competition. Awards included Best Video, Best in Theme, and People's Choice. Top prizes were $500 travel grants for professional meetings.

2012-13 Ethics Video Challenge Winners

2012-13 Ethics Video Challenge - Energy Ethics Overview

Cite this page: "OEC Ethics Video Challenge" Online Ethics Center for Engineering 5/23/2012 National Academy of Engineering Accessed: Friday, September 19, 2014 <www.onlineethics.org/Projects/PastProjects/VideoChallenge.aspx>



2012 Results
  • 2012-2013 Ethics Video Challenge Winners

    The NAE’s Center for Engineering, Ethics, and Society held an Ethics Video Challenge in the fall of 2012 on the ethics of energy choices and energy research. Students across the country submitted 18 videos on topics ranging from fracking to wind farms, from nuclear waste disposal to smart grids, and from use of public transportation to the energy costs of the meat industry. A five person judging panel awarded prizes for Best Video and for Best in Theme areas. Congratulations to these three winning teams!

  • 2012-2013 Ethics Video Challenge People’s Choice and Remaining Entries