SMART Program

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SMART Program Hosts 23rd Annual Symposium and Wharton Award Dinner

The Student Multidisciplinary Applied Research Teams (SMART) program hosted its annual dinner celebrating student projects and presenting the 2024 Wharton Award to agricultural economist Fenton B. Sands Jr.

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TIAA gift champions Dyson program addressing emerging markets

The gift establishes the Clifton R. Wharton Jr. Program of Global Engagement endowed fund, which supports the school’s SMART program.

SMART team and children in a Colombian office
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SMART students learn from the unexpected to make a global impact

Part of Dyson’s Emerging Markets Program, SMART takes students out of the classroom to make an impact in developing and emerging economies.

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2019 SMART program reflections: ASOPROCOAS, Colombia

Students in Dyson’s Emerging Markets SMART program traveled to Colombia to help a farmers’ cooperative expand and develop its cacao market.

SMART team in front of Cappeny Estates
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2019 SMART program reflections: Cappeny Estates, South Africa

The 2019 Cappeny Estates SMART team was challenged with creating marketing strategies for a minority-owned strawberry farm in South Africa.

SMART team members in Cape Town, South Africa
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2019 SMART program reflections: O’live Handmade Soaps, South Africa

The 2019 O’live SMART team traveled to Cape Town, South Africa. They were challenged to develop a marketing for the family-owned skincare business.

SMART team in front of FCC
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2019 SMART program reflections: FCC, Colombia

The 2019 FCC SMART team traveled to Colombia. They were challenged to analyze the business model of a fertilizer plant and an agroecological school.

SMART group stands in front of the Azuri building
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2019 SMART program reflections: Azuri Health, Kenya

The 2019 Azuri Health SMART team traveled to Kenya. They were challenged to work with the company to find market opportunities for growth.

Students look at plants with their guide
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2019 SMART program reflections: Cau Chocolates, Indonesia

Students reflect on their SMART program trip Indonesia where they were tasked with helping a family-owned company expand its chocolate-production business.