Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Students Engage in Research Emphasis Week

La Sierra University is home to incredible research opportunities for students and faculty, and our School of Business is no exception. The annual Research Emphasis Week at La Sierra provides an excellent opportunity to share the intense challenges and breakthroughs that come with engagement in research. Tonight, we were proud to have two groups of students share their work and insight.

Maria Andrea Mattheus speaks to an audience member
during her Colombia Project presentation

Representing two years of work by our SIFE team, developing a project for displaced families in Colombia, was Maria Andrea Mattheus. She spoke tonight on the intensive research needed to plan the implementation of the project, the assessment and feedback tools needed to continuously improve it, and the importance of strong partners and mentors such as renowned business author Linda Pinson.

(Left to Right) Lizzie Arouca, Vanisara Nicole Anthony
and Alexandre Schmidt discuss their marketing research work 

Last Fall, a team of four students, Lizzie Arouca, Alexandre Schmidt, Vanisara Nicole Anthony, and Courtney Yamanishi, were selected from a field of tough competition in our very first Dean's Challenge of the year. The team was awarded $2,500 for their development of an excellent marketing plan for Turner Development and their 100,000-square-foot center of stores, service establishments, a hotel and restaurants along Riverwalk Parkway. Tonight three members of the team were back to share their experiences and methodology in the in-depth research needed for such a task.

Dr. Gary Chartier

Research Emphasis Week is far from over at La Sierra University. For a complete schedule of events provided by the Office of Sponsored Research, click here.

And be sure to join us tomorrow evening, Wednesday June 1 at 7:00 P.M. in Cossentine Hall Room #106 for what is certain to be a thought-provoking Faculty Senate Distinguished Scholarship Award Lecture by our very own Dr. Gary Chartier: “Anarchy as a Research Program in Law.”

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