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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....

Rasa: Alumnus Sahil Rahman’s Venture Into Indian Cuisine 0

Rasa: Alumnus Sahil Rahman’s Venture Into Indian Cuisine

By: Jacob Wilkowsky (Cohort 17) Thanking Khawaja as I exited his Toyota Corolla, my first steps in the Navy Yard (DC) provided a much-needed opportunity to stretch. The trip from New York was uneventful,...

QUEST to Leidos: Site Visit Recap 0

QUEST to Leidos: Site Visit Recap

By: Caitlin Thompson (Q28) On November 3, 2017, QUEST students from all majors and cohorts had the opportunity to visit Leidos in Gaithersburg, MD. Prateek Sayyaparaju (Q28) organized the visit through QUEST Corporate, a student...

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...

IBM Design Challenge Kicks Off 0

IBM Design Challenge Kicks Off

By: Matt Masison (Q27) On Thursday, September 7th, QUEST hosted IBM executives as they helped kick off the IBM Design Challenge, a case competition to go alongside the upcoming 25th Anniversary Gala on October...

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...

Meet the New Faces of Q29/30! 0

Meet the New Faces of Q29/30!

By: Matthew Masison (Q27) This March, QUEST admitted 90 new students into Cohorts 29 and 30! We look forward to welcoming them into the QUEST community. I reached out to three new students, Haley,...

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...

QUESTDev Leads the Way to a New Kind of Website 0

QUESTDev Leads the Way to a New Kind of Website

By: Jacob King (Q27) QUESTDev is a brand new student committee, spearheading the effort to create the program’s first internal website. The team, led by alumnus Danny Laurence (Q19) and current student Genny Allen (Q23), is...

Looking Ahead at the QUEST Development Series 0

Looking Ahead at the QUEST Development Series

Throughout the core QUEST courses, students are encouraged by their professors to go after their ideas and designs that they create within the classroom. For many, they will shrug this off and not follow through with...