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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.

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.

Oct 28, 2013
Experiential / Reality-based Learning
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For the second year in a row, undergraduates from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business took top honors at the University of Connecticut’s Case Challenge, hosted by Connecticut’s Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) from October 9-13, 2013 in Storrs, Connecticut. 

Raaheela Ahmed, a junior finance and economics double major; Ben Hsieh, a junior accounting major; and Ningwei Li, a junior finance, economics, and mathematics triple major; represented Smith...

Sep 04, 2013
Experiential / Reality-based Learning
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Oct 01, 2007
Experiential / Reality-based Learning
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Each spring, the Quality Enhancement Systems and Teams (QUEST) Honors Fellows Program admits 75 new students to the program.

Jan 10, 2007
Entrepreneurial Spirit
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The innovative idea of a solar-powered trash compacting receptacle for a class project has launched a team of students in the Robert H. Smith School of Business's Quality Enhancement Systems and Teams (QUEST) Program into the national spotlight.