Nadia Tsao ’19, Tess Beck ’20, Connor Ream ’18, Hannah Wolfram ’20, Nate Santarelli ’18 and Keith Wagner ’20 are competing for an academic scholarship, a chance to get their work published in an academic journal, and an opportunity to attend the sixth annual CSBS-Federal Reserve Community Banking Research Conference, held in St. Louis in October.
The competition open to undergraduate students in all fields of study as an opportunity to gain valuable first-hand knowledge of the banking industry.
This year, each student team will develop an original case study that evaluates how their local community bank is using technology within day-to-day operations. The Ursinus team is working with The Victory Bank in Limerick, Pa.
“It’s going to be a great opportunity and experience for students to work with a local bank in which they will experience real world issues and apply their school learnings to the project,” says Andrew Economopoulos, a professor of business and economics.
The top three scoring teams will be announced this spring. —By Mary Lobo ’15