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Contest for SCU Students: Build an Ethical Decision-Making App!
Build an engaging mobile app (either Android, iOS, Windows, or web-based) using content from the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics website, incorporating the "Framework for Ethical Decision Making".
Reviewing the Framework should help you determine what your app might do. One version might simply walk users through the various steps that take one from recognizing an ethical issue to acting and reflecting on the outcome of the action, with links to more information about the five sources of ethical standards (also available on the Center's website), details about what ethics is (and is not), etc. Another might embed the decision-making questions within each of the different approaches—the utilitarian approach, the rights approach, etc.. Or it might turn the whole Framework into a game! It's up to you to decide how to get this information to the users most effectively, and how to take them through the steps of the decision-making process, in a useful and engaging way.
If you have questions, please email email@example.com.
By entering this contest, you explicitly agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
The sponsor and promoter of this contest is the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
This contest is open to all students enrolled in Santa Clara University during the 2012-2013 academic year. Eligible contestants may team up and enter the contest with team submissions.
You must submit your entry between March 15, 2013 and April 5, 2013. Keep in mind, however, that quality apps take some time to build; please start planning and working on yours well ahead of the submission window! Entries received after April 5, 2013 will not be eligible to win. We are not responsible for entries that are sent but not received; if you don't receive an email reply within 5 days of your submission confirming that we have received your entry, please follow up by calling us at (408) 554-5319.
Submissions must meet the following requirements:
All entries must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Submissions will be judged by a panel of 5 engineering professors and staff members of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. Each judge will award up to a total of 100 points to each entry according to the following categories:
The winning app will become property of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University. Other Contestants will retain intellectual property rights over their Submissions.
The winner will be announced at an event to be held in late April 2013. Participants will be notified of the event through the e-mail address they provided when entering the contest.
All decisions by the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics are final and binding in all matters related to the competition. We reserve the right not to declare a winner if none of the submissions meet the standards determined by the contest's judges.