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Two Parks Students Represent SLU in Lockheed Martin Ethics in Engineering Competition

by Amy Preis
Hannah Chauvin and Wesley Hawkins were the two students who competed in the engineering ethics competition.

Biomedical engineering senior, Hannah Chauvin, and aerospace engineering junior, Wesley Hawkins.

Two Parks College engineering students represented Saint Louis University in the 2021 Lockheed Martin Ethics in Engineering Case Competition, February 23-25th.

Biomedical engineering senior Hannah Chauvin and aerospace engineering junior Wesley Hawkins, accompanied by sponsoring aerospace engineering faculty member, Dr. Krishnaswamy Ravindra, virtually competed amongst 25 other college and university teams during Lockheed Martin’s annual Ethics in Engineering Case Competition.  The team presented a solution to a fictional case involving ethical, business, and engineering dilemmas.  Over the course of the three day competition, the participating university teams will competed through a series of qualifying rounds.

This year, the case each team tackled focused on the topics of aerospace materials and manufacturing techniques for a hypersonic flight program.  In between the tournament rounds, the event also included a keynote address by Robie Samanta-Roy, Lockheed Martin VP Technology, as well as opportunities for competing students to learn more about Lockheed Martin and a panel of Lockheed Martin employees and recruiters for a Q&A session.

The week’s event marked the fourth annual Ethics in Engineering Case Competition, and the first of their competitions to be hosted virtually.  The tournament was sponsored and hosted by Lockheed Martin Ethics and Business Conduct, with the goal of contributing to the ethical development of the workforce and strengthening academic partnerships.

SLU’s team for the competition this year was chosen by an application review committee comprised of Parks faculty and staff, who reviewed multiple engineering students’ applications in late 2020.  Parks alumni and former Vice President of Engineering at Boeing, Bill Carrier (AE 1981), along with The Boeing Company, assisted the students with preparing the industry perspective of the ethics case ahead of the competition. 

The SLU team advanced through to the second round but a defeat brought their competition to a close there. We congratulate Hannah and Wesley on their success and are proud they represented Saint Louis University’s Parks College in the competition!

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