Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics

WBSE URC Participant

April 20, 22 & May 11, 2016
Paul College, 10 Garrison Avenue

The Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics provides undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in exciting research at the annual Undergraduate Research Conference.

Through original research and valuable guidance from mentors, this event helps students gain deeper academic knowledge as well as professional experience. This URC event includes poster presentations, oral presentations, and feedback from University and business leaders.


Charles & Miriam Nelson Poster Competition

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 (12:00-2:00 p.m.)

The Charles & Miriam Nelson Poster Competition gives students an opportunity to showcase their research into entrepreneurship.  Paul College welcomes students in all university system colleges and departments to present a poster depicting their idea for a business, and the research behind starting, expanding, or acquiring it.  Students present a poster and three-minute presentation to a team of judges comprised of representatives from business and industry.


Paul College URC

Friday, April 22, 2016 (10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)

Oral Presentations

  • Individual
  • Atkins Investment Group
  • Bud Albin Challege
  • Holloway Prize Innovation-to-Market Competition
  • Marketing Workshop

Poster Presentations

  • Individual
  • Eco-Gastronomy
  • Economics Capstone Course
  • Economics of Sports

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Holloway Prize Innovation-to-Market Competition

Bud Albin Challenge Round

Friday, April 22, 2016 (1:00-4:30 p.m.)

Fifteen teams will present advanced research and a plan for starting or enhancing a business to a panel of industry judges. Contenders have 10 minutes to present their ideas through a PowerPoint presentation, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A. Six teams will advance to the Holloway Prize Championship Round.

Championship Round

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 (1:00-5:30 p.m.)

Holloway Competition winners with President Huddleston and Paul College leaders

The final stage of the Holloway Prize Innovation-to-Market Competition highlights select individuals or teams who present well-defined research as a plan to bring an innovative product or service to market.

Students are required to research and prepare strategies for commercializing new products and services.  Students present a three-minute video, oral presentation and poster to a team of judges comprised of representatives from business and industry.

Prizes are awarded for the most feasible and fundable approaches for starting, acquiring, or expanding a business venture.

For more information, visit or contact Cynthia Nizzari-McClain at