Winners of the COB Research and Project Presentation Day

Announcing the winners of the College of Business Research and Project Presentation Day

There were 30 research and projects on display and 44 student participants. A team of 10 judges, faculty from the College of Business, evaluated and scored projects for clarity, strategy, quality, resolution, and presentation excellence.

The competition was very close and all were very impressed with the high quality of the submissions.



Research 1st Prize
Joyce Ajayi
County Web Transparency in Arkansas


Project 1st Prize
Brian Wan, Vivian Gou, Nathan Stobaugh, James Allen, Sotoku Tomotsu and Jason Hensel
Measuring Student Engagement through Web Application Analytics

Project 2nd Prize
Blair McKnight, Jake Mitchum, Brian Wan and Paige Ingram
Schedule Adjustment Process Automation

Project 3rd Prize
Leah Smith
LLC Start Up

Project Honorable Mention
Alex Cottrell
Roll it! Frozen Cream

Research 1st Prize
Risa Ozeki and Moe Ota
Young Japanese People and E-Payment Usage

Research 2nd Prize
James Jones
Do Arkansas’s Job Creation Incentives Increase Jobs?

Research 3rd Prize
Alexandria Tatem
Faulkner County Economic Report

Research Honorable Mention
Aaron Newell
The Effects of Charter Schools on Disciplinary Infractions


Project 1st Prize
Grant Pearson
Burd Disk Lights

Project 2nd Prize
Julia White
Lucky Dog Bakery

Project 3rd Prize
Nick Hopkins
Shaved by the Bottle

Project Honorable Mention
Abbey Fletcher

Project Honorable Mention
Abbey Shrewbury
S&G Dog Training

Project Honorable Mention
Heather Donham
Sweet Treats

Research 1st Prize
Morgan Burke
Strength of Charter School Law on Student Achievement

Research 2nd Prize
Zahui Derbe
E-Payment in Cote d’Ivorie


Project 1st Prize
Valentin Sawadogo and Zachary Hull
The Mars Pizza Company