Executive Director Don Heider and Advisory Board member Kristi Bowers presented this year's Markkula Prize to bioengineering major Madeline Eiken, at the Center's June 14th Student Recognition Event. Eiken, a Hackworth Fellow, led a bioengineering project involving writing materials and cases to support the teaching of ethics in bioengineering courses. She also consulted with engineering and chemistry faculty to determine what resources would be helpful to them, and reviewed the Center's software engineering module and Framework for Ethical Thinking, formulating ethics questions and case-based teaching materials. Through storytelling and narrative ethics, Eiken has provided uncommon wisdom for patients facing serious diagnoses and those who care for and care about them. In his comments, Heider noted she is "a remarkable student and an even more remarkable person, who teases everyday ethics from everyday life." Eiken also was awarded SCU's St. Clare medal at Commencement.
Established in 1997 by the Ethics Center Advisory Board in honor of A.C. "Mike" Markkula, Jr.'s leadership as chairman of the board, the Markkula Prize is awarded annually to one or select students in recognition of their outstanding work in applied ethics.