Students bring home honors from International Business Ethics Case Competition

Ripon College students placed well at the International Business Ethics Case Competition held April 18-20 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Lauren Hince ’18 of Blaine, Minnesota; DeLou Wilson ’18 of Madison, Wisconsin; Erika Isaacson ’18 of Eau Claire, Wisconsin; Rose Hogmire ’18 of Lake Elmo, Minnesota; and Wyatt McGillen ’19 of Kalispell, Montana, took home first-place awards in the 10-Minute Presentation Undergraduate Division 5 and the 90-Second Competition Undergraduate Division 2.

The team argued for better safety standards in all Toyota vehicles. In their research, they found women are 47 percent more likely to be seriously injured or die in a crash due to minimal regulation with female crash dummy research and development. The average “female” crash dummy stands at 4 feet 11 inches and weighs about 105 pounds, based off of the 1960s 5th percentile body type. Until 2011, it was not required for female crash test dummies to be included in vehicle safety testing, and now it is required only that they be tested in the passenger and back seats — not the driver’s seat.

The team proposed three solutions to this issue, examining the legal, financial and ethical dimensions of their solutions. “The judges and organizers for the competition complimented our students on their ability to speak eloquently and succinctly about complicated and diverse ethical issues,” says Lindsay Blumer, advisor and coach for the Ripon team. “They were impressed with the topic, the research and the presentation. In fact, many of our students have already connected with the judges professionally who are New York City judges, VPs at companies such as Northrup Grumman, Olympus and Prudential, and senior compliance officers at federal and private corporations. We even made the cover of the IBECC brochure for the international competition.”

Dakota Marlega ’21
Waupaca, Wisconsin


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