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There is always something going on at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business! With dozens of events each week in College Park and around the world, they say that the sun never sets on the Smith School.

Use this page to check out our latest news, featured stories and upcoming events for QUEST.

Jan 05, 2016
Entrepreneurial Spirit
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Evan Lutz, a 2014 alumnus of the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, is scheduled to appear on ABC’s Shark Tank on Jan. 8, 2016, to pitch Hungry Harvest, a company that ships surplus produce destined for waste to local families and businesses. Shark Tank is a reality television show where budding entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to a panel of high-powered investors.

Dec 11, 2015
Experiential / Reality-based Learning
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Some of the University of Maryland’s top undergraduates impressed a crowd of hundreds of business professionals, faculty, alumni, peers, and family members at the annual QUEST Conference on Dec. 9, 2015, at the Riggs Alumni Center. The 10 teams of students – all seniors in the Quality Enhancement Systems and Teams (QUEST) honors program – delivered polished presentations of the results of their capstone consulting projects.

Oct 14, 2015
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People like to have choices. But research shows that human brains have limits. The more decisions people make over the course of a day, the more tired their brains become. Smith lecturer Nicole M. Coomber, associate director for the QUEST Honors Program, has developed a four-part framework called VARI to help people guard against decision fatigue.

Sep 01, 2015
Experiential / Reality-based Learning
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Ninety students joined the Quality Enhancement Systems and Teams (QUEST) program this year, kicking off the semester with an orientation to their new program.

May 19, 2015
Experiential / Reality-based Learning
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For the first time, junior students in the Quality Enhancement Systems and Teams (QUEST) honors program had the chance to show off their quality management, innovation and teamwork skills to a crowd of over 300 people at the spring QUEST conference hosted at the Riggs Alumni Center on Wednesday, May 6, 2015.

Mar 26, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research
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Working professionals with an interest in the Washington, D.C., region have a new source for bite-sized business insights, delivered weekly to their inboxes from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Mar 06, 2015
Experiential / Reality-based Learning
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Next month, 15 students will embark on QUEST’s first trip to Silicon Valley, where they will have the chance to visit 12 businesses and learn first-hand about design, innovation, and quality. These students will have the opportunity to see reality-centered applications of QUEST tools while developing their professional skills. Our goal is to reduce the cost of this trip by 50 percent for each of the students. ...

Mar 02, 2015
Community
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Since last spring, the Smith Dean’s Student Advisory Council (DSAC), the Undergraduate Program, and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business have been planning a ground-breaking event in which students, alumni, and faculty teams take to the court to see who reigns supreme in a round robin basketball tournament. On February 27, 2015, Ritchie Coliseum was filled with over 350 students, parents, alumni, faculty, and staff for Smith’s first Court Classic.

Dec 22, 2014
Experiential / Reality-based Learning
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Thirteen teams of undergraduate QUEST honors students presented the results of their capstone projects to an audience of hundreds at the annual QUEST Conference on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at the Riggs Alumni Center.

Dec 08, 2014
Community
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We asked current QUEST students what their favorite parts of the QUEST program are in an online survey. Here is what they say are the best aspects of the program.

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