St. Lawrence's team for the Fed Challenge did well in this year's competition, beaten in the regionals by the team that ultimately finished second in the competition.
Flora Irene Eggleston Associate Professor Cynthia Bansak has taught the Fed Challenge course, focusing on experiential learning, for four years. The syllabus states, "The goals for this course are for students to learn monetary theory, to keep up-to-date on current economic conditions and to prepare for a college-level competition titled the Fed Challenge. The Fed Challenge is a competition sponsored by the Federal Reserve System, in which teams of students from participating colleges and universities present monetary-policy analyses to a panel of judges at regional Federal Reserve Banks and regional winners advance to a national competition at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC. It is an excellent opportunity for students to develop professional skills such as a strong knowledge of macroeconomic and financial data, solid command of software to create charts and presentation materials, and extensive practice of oral communication skills."
The all-seniors team, Fatma Luy, Matt Dodge, Kate Alexander, Katie Edgerton and Holland Davis, were defeated in the regional competition by the team from Rutgers University, which finished second in the national contest.
Posted: December 2, 2011