Lauren Raike, a junior biology major from San Antonio, Texas, is the winner of the 16th annual Ethics Essay Contest for her paper, "Pandemics: Expediting Medications through the Trial Period for the Greater Good."
Dr. Dan Lee announced the winners on behalf of the Board of Directors of the Augustana Center for the Study of Ethics, sponsor of the contest.
Second place went to Rylie Schurter, a senior from Crystal Lake, Ill., majoring in political science and Spanish, for "Ethical Duty: The Responsibilities We Have during a Global Pandemic"
Third place went to Aksa Roy, Roy, a junior majoring in biochemistry from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India, for "Cyberbullying and Punishments (Concentrating on Kerala Women)."
Kayla Canning, a sophomore biology major from Rock Island, for "The Effects of COVID-19 on Business and Society."
Jessica Kurkowski, a senior from Peru, Ill., majoring in philosophy and sociology, for "The Vulnerability and Erotic Power Dynamic in Sex Technology Ethics."
The winner will receive an award of $100, the second-place winner an award of $50, and the third-place winner an award of $25.