Latest News: Purchase “Shark Tank” Awards $7,000 to Students’ Startups Grand prize winners hope to decrease global food waste and overuse of resources. Students Attend National STEM Conference Eleven students explore opportunities in STEM research. Nobel Laureate Vernon Smith Visited Purchase Nobel Laureate Vernon Smith visited Purchase on October 10 to give a lecture titled “On Proving Yourself Wrong: Learning from ‘Failed’ Experiments.” Adan Cid-Gonzalez ’18 Economics Adan Cid-Gonzalez ’18 has been accepted as a Teaching Assistant at John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, summer program at the University of Hong Kong, full expenses paid with a stipend! Economic students participate in first annual Shark Tank Competition Senior Wins First Annual Startup Pitching Competition Contest was culmination of the economics class Entrepreneurship and Finance: Turning Ideas Into Startups. Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students Nine students explore opportunities in STEM research. Madeleine Wykstra ’12 Taking action on major geopolitical issues Professor Liya Palagashvili Named Forbes 30 Under 30 Liya Palagashvili, assistant professor of economics, was named to the 2016 Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 List for Law and Policy.