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

2-20-17: The February issue of QUESTPress has been released!

2-16-17: QUEST was featured in Business Monthly!

2-2-17: QUEST student Rou Tzamaras (Q26) was selected for the 2017 A. James Clark School of Engineering Leadership Award!

2-1-17: QUEST student Chandler Pierce (Q23) developed and launched an iOS app!

2-1-17: QUEST Alumnus Lauren Filocco (Q17) opened a new barre studio in College Park!

1-25-17: QUEST Alumnus Jacob Wilkowsky (Q19) published a guest article for QUESTPress on QUEST's Recruiting Team!

1-20-17: QUEST students were instrumental in developing a new efficient bus routing system for Howard County Public Schools. Check out this recap in the Baltimore Sun

12-30-16: Dr. Gerald Suarez in the Washington Post: Why you should slow down and enjoy your coffee.

12-13-16: Our QUEST Application is live! Apply by 2/4!

11-17-16: Click here for the November issue of QUESTPress!

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10-17-16: Click here for the October issue of QUESTPress!

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10-14-16: 390H Professor Dr. Suarez explores how to change worry to positivity in the Washington Post

10-5-16: QUEST's 25th Anniversary page has been launched. Save the date for QUEST's 25th Anniversary Gala taking place at The Hotel at the University of Maryland on October 7, 2017!

10-4-16: Dr. Jeffrey Herrmann, QUEST's Academic Director, received the Institute of Industrial Engineers' 2016 IIE/Joint Publishers Book of the Year Award for his textbook, "Engineering Decision Making and Risk Management."

9-20-16: Click here for the September issue of QUESTPress!

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

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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

Feb 14, 2017
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On Feb. 3, 2017, the Quality Enhancement Systems and Teams (QUEST) honors program corporate student committee organized a trek to Under Armour’s headquarters and new lighthouse facility in Baltimore, Md.

Jan 11, 2017
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The QUEST Honors Program at the University of Maryland is a three-year honors program focused on quality management, process improvement and system design. Applications are due by Feb. 4, 2017; at 11:59 p.m.

Jan 09, 2017
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Forbes 30 Under 30 has selected two rising stars from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business for its newest class, announced on Jan. 3, 2017. Hungry Harvest cofounder and “Shark Tank” dealmaker Evan Lutz, a 2014 Smith School graduate, appears on the social entrepreneurs list, and Starwood Capital Group vice president Akshay Goyal, a 2010 Smith School graduate, made the cut in the finance category.

Jan 05, 2017
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Go ahead. Ignore your email. If you reflexively check your work email before you’re even out of bed in the morning, and just before you close your eyes to sleep, and at nonstop intervals in between, this story is for you. In France, workers are being given the “right to disconnect” outside of working hours, thanks to a new law that went into effect on January 1. The French government has said that the intervention...

Dec 14, 2016
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The QUEST Honors Program is one of the most prestigious and rigorous honors programs at the University of Maryland. It brings together the most talented students from the Smith School of Business, the Clark School of Engineering and the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences in order to provide a hands-on, multidisciplinary experience that focuses on process improvement, quality management, and system design.

Dec 13, 2016
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More than 200 Girl Scouts came to Cookie College and learned about the business of selling cookies on Dec. 10, 2016, at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. “The girls learned life skills like goal setting and money management that will help them in all aspects of life,” said Sara Tyler, program specialist at the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital. “It sets them up for life.”

Nov 23, 2016
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In the world of unlimited access to data, analyzing and synthesizing data has become imperative for success. Join University of Maryland QUEST honors students at the biannual QUEST Conference on Dec. 8, 2016, to celebrate their accomplishments.

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.

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