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Dec 14, 2017

MBA Kenan Scholars Present Culmination of Their Research

What do hedge funds, black communities, and the Internet of Things have in common?

They’re all areas of focus for the most recently completed capstone research projects from MBA-level Kenan Scholars.

The scholars presented summaries of their research to a full room at the Kenan Center on Wednesday, December 6.  In all, audience members learned about nine projects, from measuring the cost of renewable energy options to determining whether a farm machinery company’s products are suited to the agricultural environment of Zambia.

Kenan Scholars supplement their classroom training with hands-on leadership and research experiences, including a year-long apprenticeship.  They work directly with UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School faculty on critical, real-world business issues.  The December 6 presentations were the culmination of their year-long research projects.

Lingmei Howell, director of Outreach for the Kenan Institute and the MBA Kenan Scholars Program director, opened the event with introductory remarks, and undergraduate Kenan Scholar Elizabeth Berry introduced each presentation.  “These assignments allow our Scholars to immerse themselves in projects that can make a real-life difference,” said Howell, “I’m very proud of their outstanding work, and I know their faculty supervisors are, too.  It’s exciting to think of the impact their research might have on the world.”

“These assignments allow our Scholars to immerse themselves in projects that can make a real-life difference. I’m very proud of their outstanding work, and I know their faculty supervisors are, too.  It’s exciting to think of the impact their research might have on the world.”

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