Student Chapters – Results of Mid Atlantic District Case Competition

Friday 20th and Saturday 21st February saw the culmination of the Mid Atlantic District Student Case Competition.

6 of the original 16 teams made it through the qualifying rounds to the final in the Embassy Suites hotel, Coraopolis, PA.

Bowling Green State University and the University of Toledo each had one of their APICS Student Chapter teams in the final, the teams, each of 4 students accompanied by their university student chapter adviser,  arrived on Friday afternoon and at 7:00PM started the final round of The Fresh Connection business simulation.

The goal was to maximize their company’s ROI.

After completing the simulation each team prepared a written report and an oral presentation, their reports had to be submitted at 10:00AM Saturday and were then reviewed by a team of 3 judges. At 1:00PM each of the 6 teams were invited to make their oral presentations to an audience of around 60 APICS members including a second team of judges who scored this section of the competition.

At the end of the day a team from Temple University were the winners and will represent the Mid Atlantic District at the APICS International Conference in Las Vegas this October.

However I am delighted to tell you that the BGSU team placed 2nd and the UT team placed 3rd, and all 8 students are to be congratulated on coming so close to winning.

BGSU team members, Brian Pavlonis, AshleyMaterise, Brooke Barnes and Shaun McKee are shown below, they were accompanied by their adviser, Dr. Karen Eboch.

BG – Case Competition Feb 2015 – with KarenBG - Case Competition Feb 2015 - 2nd Place
As second placed team they received a check for $1500 plus a $300 stipend.

The UT team members (shown below) were Michael Malone, Cameron Tilkins, Paul Trendel and Bryan Winters and Professor Sundar was their adviser.

UT – Case Competition Feb 2015 – with SundarUT - Case Competition Feb 2015 - 3rd Place

 

As third placed team they received a check for $1000 plus a $300 stipend.

For both teams to reach the final is one thing, but then to come 2nd and 3rd is a great achievement, everyone in their respective colleges should be proud of them.

In support of the competition the Toledo chapter gave each student chapter $600 to help offset entry fees and travel expenses and we donated $500 to the district prize fund.

 

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