UB School of Management students present research projects, social innovations and hands-on learning

BUFALO, NY – Addiction to cell phones, challenges in agriculture, and European culture were among the topics on display during the March 30 Student Management Poster Competition at the University of Buffalo.

At the event, which brought students personally after two years of distance presentation on COVID, 31 students in business administration and accounting shared 12 posters depicting their research, social innovation, and hands-on learning activities.

Aside from the research, Hongwei Hee, a second-year business administration student, received a high award and a $ 750 prize for his project “Average Student Messaging Time UB,” on how smartphones affect students ’daily lives.

Votreeshvaran Ilangovan, senior business administration in the field of social innovation, won the $ 750 award for “Tracking the Impact on Food and Agriculture,” an analysis of factors such as climate change, inflation, and land degradation that have affected the agricultural industry.

“This competition allowed me to explain my research in a simpler and clearer way,” says Ilangova. “It’s important that everyone understands the importance of agriculture, especially the younger generation.”

The group of seniors won the Global Experience category and a $ 750 prize for their poster “Exploring the Cultures of Eastern Europe,” in which the team explored the history and culture of Germany and Hungary. The winning team members were Mary Grace Yetter and Joanna Martins Marquez, senior business administrators, and Melisia Skin, senior accounting officer.

The best practice poster went to a group of four to present the “Fintech Impact,” which explored blockchain, crowdfunding, big data, and transfer payments. Team members include Senior Accountant Emma Rose and Business Administration Students An Woo, Senior; Farra Fuld, a sophomore; and Riley O’Brien, junior.

The “Magic Place on Earth” poster was chosen as the Audience Choice, which received more votes at the event with paper ballots. Their poster reviewed the EPCOT Center at Walt Disney World, which they saw as part of their experience in the school’s Honors Program. The $ 500 award was presented to a group of seniors from the School of Management Christina Pham and Sidney Merritt in accounting and Jeanne Nwade and Claudia Cabrera in business administration.

The UB School of Management is recognized for its focus on real-world studies, its social and economic impact, and the global perspective of its faculty, students, and alumni. The school is also ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes and US News & World Report for the quality of its programs and the return on investment it makes to its graduates. For more information about the UB School of Management, visit management.buffalo.edu.

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