Mines Ethics Bowl is Among the Top Twenty in the Nation

L-R Sandy Woodson (ethics professor), Thomas Deisz, David Churchwell, Amy Blatnick, Anamika Misra.


The National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl was held immediately following the Association for Practical and Applied Ethics annual conference in Atlanta, GA. This was the fifth consecutive year that the Mines Ethics Bowl team has earned an invitation to the national competition.


March 3 & 4, the Mines Ethics Bowl team competed in the National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl, taking 17th place. This is the fourth year in a row that the Mines team has earned a bid to Nationals, which is sponsored by the Association of Professional and Applied Ethics.

MInes earned its bid to the national competition by winning the Rocky Mountain Regional Ethics Bowl in November, 2018. The team: Jun Aida Wan Ahmad Johari, Meghan Anderson, Amy Blatnick, Ashi Geberkidane, Parker Bolstad, Thomas Deisz, Amara Hazlewood, and Bea Uy. Our record was 2-1-1, and we competed against the best teams from across the country. The Mines team was the only one that consisted entirely of engineers and applied scientists; the vast majority of other competitors were philosophy, economics or political science majors.

The graduating seniors on the team–Meghan Anderson, Ashi Geberkidane, Parker Bolstad, Amara Hazlewood and Bea Uy–are now University Ethics Scholars, and will wear their Scholars Cord when when they walk in commencement. Congratulations to each of this year’s Scholars!