Author: Chineme Obiefune

The Beauty of Open Barre and Following Your Passions 0

The Beauty of Open Barre and Following Your Passions

Lauren Filocco (Q17) did not always see herself operating a Barre Studio out of College Park, MD. If you had asked her about her plans for the near future a couple years earlier, she...

QUEST Students Tackle The Unilever Case Competition 0

QUEST Students Tackle The Unilever Case Competition

In mid-February, Unilever came to campus with a radical idea for a case competition: analyze the current Unilever product portfolio and create a new product line for the company that encompasses the Unilever values...

Reflecting on QUEST’s First Winter Orientation 0

Reflecting on QUEST’s First Winter Orientation

QUEST Camp (or Orientation) is the first introduction students have to the culture of quality and innovation within QUEST. In only two days, teams are formed, relationships are made, and pilot products are pitched....

QUEST Spotlight: Catching up With Dr. Herrmann Before His Sabbatical 0

QUEST Spotlight: Catching up With Dr. Herrmann Before His Sabbatical

Dr. Jeffrey Herrmann has been a staple in the QUEST community for the past decade. Occupying a position as the Associate Director when he first joined and most recently, as the BMGT/ENES 490H instructor,...

QUEST & Constellation: Thoughts on the Site Visit 0

QUEST & Constellation: Thoughts on the Site Visit

In early November, a group of QUEST students had the opportunity to visit Constellation in Baltimore and get a tour of the facility while talking to some higher ups in the organizations. The following...

Rou Tzamaras and Andrew Jones (Q26) attend Forbes Under 30 Summit 0

Rou Tzamaras and Andrew Jones (Q26) attend Forbes Under 30 Summit

Rou Tzamaras (senior, mechanical engineering major, international engineering minor, Q26) and Andrew Jones (senior, aerospace engineering major, Q26) both had the recent pleasure of being invited to attend the Forbes Under 30 Summit as U30...

Student Spotlight: Didac Hormiga & “Flee” 0

Student Spotlight: Didac Hormiga & “Flee”

  Didac Hormiga is a junior in the QUEST Program (Q28), and he’s been working on his startup “Flee” for the past year! The work he’s done has allowed him to connect people in...

Student Spotlight: Ishaan Parikh & His KPCB Summer Experience 0

Student Spotlight: Ishaan Parikh & His KPCB Summer Experience

Last semester, we interviewed QUEST student Ishaan Parikh (Q28) before he left for the KPCB Design Engineering Fellows program this summer. It’s a very selective program that offers its participants a valuable opportunity to...

Kylie King: A Happy Farewell 0

Kylie King: A Happy Farewell

By: Chineme Obiefune (Q25) Kylie King, QUEST’s Program Director, recently announced that she will be leaving QUEST after seven years and taking on a faculty position at Champlain College in Vermont. As Kylie embarks...

Ishaan Parikh: KPCB Fellows Spotlight 0

Ishaan Parikh: KPCB Fellows Spotlight

By: Chineme Obiefune (Q25) QUEST student Ishaan Parikh (Q28) was one of only two UMD students accepted into the KPCB Design and Engineering Fellows this summer. This program has just a 5% acceptance rate...