A team of University of New Mexico students took first place in the Daniels Fund Initiative New Mexico Ethics Competition on November 8th. Teams from UNM and NMSU competed along with students from New Mexico Military Institute and Eastern New Mexico University.
The teams were challenged with a hypothetical situation that required them to come up with a response to the dilemma and prepare a presentation for a group of judges led by Barney Rosenberg, VP of Ethics and Business Conduct for Meggitt, PLC, a global defense contractor.
The competition is aimed at cultivating more ethical behavior in business, government and society in general. It is funded through the Daniels fund Ethics Initiative which seeks to promote higher ethical standards in young people and to improve principle-based ethics education. The fund is a private foundation established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels.
Both UNM and NMSU received $1.25 million from the Daniels Fund along with six other universities in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. Each school in the consortium teaches ethics and promotes ethics training off campus. UNM offers ethics training, free of charge, to teachers from across New Mexico as part of the grant.