On Dec. 7, 2017, seven QUEST teams from Cohort 26 presented their findings and recommendations for their capstone project at the bi-annual QUEST Conference at the University of Maryland. Each team of four-to-five students from varying schools and majors put countless hours into delivering phenomenal presentations that blew the crowd, especially their clients, away.
Four students in the QUEST Honors Program at the University of Maryland won the $4,000 grand prize in the annual Deloitte Consulting Undergraduate National Case Study Competition on March 11, 2017.
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.
Ninety students joined the Quality Enhancement Systems and Teams (QUEST) program this year, kicking off the semester with an orientation to their new program.
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. Show your support today!
How might Anheuser-Busch cut the disposal cost of wet grain left over from its beer production? Just ask undergraduates Adam Gabai, Alison Horner, Andrew Narod, Ari Rasekh, and Katya Tomarev, who developed solutions to the beer production dilemma as part of the senior practicum portion of the (Quality Enhancement and Teams) QUEST program. QUEST, one of the Smith Schools specialized Undergraduate Fellows tracks, is operated jointly with the A.
Kevin Setzer, a junior at the Smith School, was presented with this year's GEICO Achievement Award on Monday, September 26, in a surprise ceremony by none other than the GEICO Gecko! Each year GEICO selects a student leader at the University of Maryland to receive a scholarship for $1,000 in a college recruiting program that has been rewarding students for about 20 years. GEICO also provided students in the class with pizza, soda and some giveaways.
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.
QUEST students will provide their consulting capstone projects to an audience of corporate executives, alumni, university faculty and staff, and family members.
QUEST students will be showcasing their research findings on the real world consulting projects. Their results were developed via process improvement, systems thinking, and systems design.
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.