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Check out the latest news and featured stories around the QUEST Community!

8-18-16: Click here for the August issue of QUESTPress!

Featured stories include:

8-1-16: Jessica Lewis (Q23) has been selected for the Nolan Archibald Scholarship, which recognizes a rising QUEST senior who actively contributes to the QUEST community, exemplifies QUEST ideals, and demonstrates professionalism and ethical behavior

7-7-16: QUEST releases its inaugural Annual Report!

5-13-16: The Baltimore Sun's Education section featured QUEST in its article on Preparing Students for Today's Workforce!

5-13-16: Click here for the May issue of QUESTPress!

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5-4-16: Ben Hsieh (Q22) has been selected as the Spring 2016 School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Commencement Speaker!

4-28-16: Tony Trinh (Q21) has been selected as the Spring 2016 College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Commencement Speaker!

4-28-16: Congrats to Angelina Bingei (Q25) and Eric Higgins (Q26) for winning second place in the Wake Forest Marketing Analytics Summit!

4-26-16: The QUEST Honors Program has been selected to receive the Corporate Connector of the Year Award at the annual Office of Technology Commercialization's Celebration of Innovation and Partnerships event on Monday, May 9 at the Riggs Alumni Center.

4-26-16: Congrats to Austin Kendall (Q23) for being selected for Ford's Alan Mulally Leadership in Engineering Scholarship.

4-25-16: Check out Ben Khakshoor (Q26) featured in The Diamondback

4-21-16: Click here to view QUEST's strategic plan for the upcoming year. 

4-14-16: Yash Mehta (Q22) has been selected as the Spring 2016 Robert H. Smith School of Business Commencement Speaker!

4-13-16: Click here for the April issue of QUESTPress!

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4-11-16: Rachel George (Q21) has been selected as the Spring 2016 UMD Commencement Speaker!

QUEST in Smith News

Sep 26, 2016
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Hailed as one of the most prestigious honors programs at the University of Maryland, the QUEST Honors Program hosted the QUEST Corporate Networking Event on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. QUEST is a multidisciplinary, hands-on program for University of Maryland undergraduates from three participating schools: the Robert H. Smith School of Business, the Clark School of Engineering, and the College of Computer, Mathematics, and Natural Sciences. The program focuses on developing skills in quality management, process improvement, and system design through...

Aug 09, 2016
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A strategy firm founded by former Bill Clinton speechwriters has recognized a recent graduate from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business for “giving one of the best undergraduate student commencement speeches of 2016.” Rachel George, who completed dual marketing and English degrees in spring 2016, won second prize in the West Wing Writers inaugural Mortarboard Awards.

May 11, 2016
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Smith student Philip Peker ’18 writes about the QUEST Conference, May 5, 2016, at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Jan 05, 2016
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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. ...

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