Haley Boyles, Elizabeth Dell’Orco, Jonathan Gonzalez, & John Mason Hooper represented MSU during the first-ever Raytheon Technologies Invitational Business Case Competition. MSU was one of nine Supply Chain programs/Universities invited to participate in this first of its kind virtual event hosted by Texas Christian University. Participants included Mississippi State University, Texas Christian University, Michigan State University, University of Texas (Austin), University of Texas (Dallas), Purdue University, University of Florida, Howard University, and California Polytechnic State University.
The students were randomly assigned to a four-person team comprised of graduate and undergraduate students from the other Universities. Teams worked virtually for 13 hours to assess a real-world business case developed by Raytheon. The teams were then randomly assigned to one of three initial presentation rooms where they competed against two other teams. The three winners from each room advanced to the finals for presentations to a different group of Raytheon managers / judges. The results:
- Elizabeth Dell’Orco (top left) was a member of the 1st Place Team and will share in the $10,000 prize.
- Jonathan Gonzalez (top right) was a member of the 3rd Place Team and will share in the $3,500 prize. Jonathan’s team was also recognized for having the Most Creative Solution and will share an additional $1,000 prize.