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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.

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
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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.

Sep 09, 2014
World Class Faculty & Research
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Joseph Bailey talks about the recent case competition with QUEST students and how the Smith School is teaching through experiential learning. Student Praneet Puppala was on the winning team.

May 15, 2014
Entrepreneurial Spirit
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This spring, Smith undergraduates teamed up with UMD engineering and computer science peers to answer a challenge from IBM to develop ideas for implementing its recent customer service innovation, the Watson Engagement Advisor.

May 12, 2014
World Class Faculty & Research
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Supply chain analytics was the theme of the Fourth Annual Business Analytics Workshop, held in College Park, Md., on Friday, May 2, 2014. Co-sponsored by the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and IBM, the day-long workshop consisted of topics ranging from cyber supply chain risk management to disaster response planning and logistics.

Feb 13, 2014
World Class Faculty & Research
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“Dreaming with responsibility” and “dreaming in a pragmatic way” are among Gerald Suarez’s descriptors for students processing his forthcoming course, “Create the Future Through Systems Thinking and Design.”

Dec 23, 2013
Experiential / Reality-based Learning
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Students in the University of Maryland’s Quality Enhancement Systems and Teams (QUEST) honors program are used to making an impact. As part of QUEST’s highly selective, reality-based learning program, they participate in courses focused on quality management, process improvement, and system design.

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