Where Are They Now?
Although we are always a little sad when a student graduates from Georgetown, we are beyond thrilled that they have found such wonderful opportunities. Many of our students report that their experiences with Ethics/Bioethics Bowl helped put their applications over the edge. Their skills and knowledge in ethics, bioethics, philosophy, debate, and analytical thinking will prove useful for many of their new positions. Below is a listing of some of our "veteran" competitors:
Elizabeth Bakacs: NYU Medical School, Student
Maggie Cleary: UVA Law School, Student
Ijeoma Egekeze: Dept of Health & Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Intern
Will Hambley: NYU Medical School, Student
MJ Koo: Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, Intern
Joelle Rebeiz: World Bank, Brand Marketing Assistant
Christian Rice: Heritage Action, Intern
Corrine Schmidt: Deloitte, Human Capital Consultant
Michael Vu: Northwestern Medical School, Student; Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army
Laura Zhang: PolicyMic, Pundit
2014 Bioethics Bowl Competition
On April 5th, we traveled to Loyola University in Chicago, IL for NUBC 2014. Our team competed in four preliminaries, one semi-final, and the final rounds. We racked up more points than any other team all day, and we got second place in the country! We lost the final round against Loyola's team by only one point! Read more about the regional competition here.
2013 Mid-Atlantic Regional Ethics Bowl Competition
On November 9th, we competed at Clemson University for the regional competition of Ethics Bowl. At this regional, 14 teams competed. We made it to the semi-final rounds, and we won fourth place overall! Read more about the regional competition here.
2013 Bioethics Bowl Competition
Georgetown hosted the NUBC in 2013! From April 5th-7th, our team competed against 15 other teams in Bioethics Bowl. We have always been very successful at this competition--getting second place in 2011 and 2012. This year we took home the first place trophy! You can read more about the competition here.
2013 National Ethics Bowl Competition
On February 28th, our team traveled to San Antonio, TX to compete against some of the best teams in the country. The competition was part of Association for Practical and Professional Ethics' Annual Meeting. We had a great time showing off our hard work and touring the historic city together. Read more about this competition here.
2012 Mid-Atlantic Regional Ethics Bowl Cases
On November 10, we competed at the University of Baltimore for the regional competition of Ethics Bowl. At this regional, 14 teams competed. For the first time, we took home the first place trophy! We are heading to Nationals in February in San Antonio, TX! Read more about the regional competition here.
Team Captain Awarded Stephen F. McNamee Ethics Award
Elizabeth Bakacs (Pre-med, Math major) has been Team Captain since the beginning (Spring 2011), and she will be graduating in Spring 2012. She has shown enormous dedication, and her case presentations have received high scores in every competition. In recognition of her achievements, Elizabeth was awarded Georgetown's Stephen F. McNamee Ethics Award: "This award was founded by Dr. Ernest R. S. Witten, C’1938, M’1944, in 1977 to honor Rev. Stephen F. McNamee, S.J. The award is presented annually to the Georgetown College senior who has demonstrated outstanding scholastic achievement in the study of philosophical ethics." Congratulations, Elizabeth! Well-earned and well-deserved!
2012 National Ethics Bowl Competition
We were one of four Mid-Atlantic teams that competed in the national competition on March 1, 2012 in Cincinnati as a part of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics' 2012 21st Annual Meeting! Including Georgetown, 32 teams from around the country competed. Of all of these teams, we finished in tenth! We had a 2-1 win record in the preliminaries with a +14 point differential! Read more about this competition here.
The Washington Post: "Region's Schools Square Off in Ethics Bowl"
Team Captain Elizabeth Bakacs was interviewed for this article on the 2011 Mid-Atlantic Regional Ethics Bowl competition!
2011 Mid-Atlantic Regional Ethics Bowl Competition
The 2011 Mid-Atlantic Regional Ethics Bowl competition was held at the University of Baltimore on November 19th. Our team traveled thanks to generous contributions from the Georgetown Philosophy Department. Of sixteen teams, we took second place! We WILL be heading to Nationals!Read more about this competition here.
2011 Bioethics Bowl Competition
The 2011 Bioethics Bowl Competition was held at Duke's National Undergraduate Bioethics Conference from March 18th-20th. Our team, formed in January 2011, traveled to Duke thanks to generous contributions from Georgetown University.We took second place! Read more about this competition here.