ONEONTA, N.Y. -- A team of students from SUNY Oneonta has reached the semifinals of Price Chopper's annual Ultimate Innovation Competition, a contest through which teams of college students submit innovative ideas that can be applied to Price Chopper's retail operations, supply chain management, marketing, or human resources.
Price Chopper executives selected the SUNY Oneonta team from more than 50 teams of undergraduate and graduate students from colleges and universities throughout the region. The SUNY Oneonta team—Sean Bower, David Laureano, Joseph Milstein, Kevin Sheehan, and Andrew Turner—is advised by Dr. Narges Kasiri of the Department of Management, Marketing, and Information Systems.
To reach the semifinals, the team developed an original idea and submitted it to the competition in February. They are now at work on their formal proposal submission for the semifinals, which is due by March 25. If they are selected for the finals, they will present their idea to a panel of Price Chopper executives at Price Chopper's Main Office in Schenectady in April.
Price Chopper's annual Ultimate Innovation Competition awards a total of $30,000 to the six winning teams, ranging from the first prize of $8,000 to the sixth prize of $2,000.
More information about the competition and the SUNY Oneonta team is available from Dr. Kasiri at (607) 436-2544.