Big Data

Our next ECRB conference, "Harnessing the Power of Big Data for Social Good," will be on Thursday, February 23, 2017. RSVP now.

See pictures from the first quarterly forum with author Jon Lukomnik. For more news, projects, and initiatives from the ECRB team, follow the Elfenworks blog.

2016 Elfenworks Healthcare Conference

How can we move towards a coverage that ensures everyone has a ‘reasonable’ minimum level of coverage at an affordable cost? How can we reconcile equality with quality and efficiency? How can we keep health-related technological innovation growing?What is the role of government—of the private for and not for profit sectors? The 2016 Elfenworks Healthcare Conference tackled these and other issues. View full screen here.


A sample of our recent engagement activities


Project in Marketing Class, Executive MBA Students, Fall 2014. A student team in this class assessed the branding strategy for Contra Costa Interfaith Housing (CCIH), a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide permanent, affordable housing and vital support services to homeless and at-risk families and individuals in Contra Costa County. Faculty advisor: Tomas Gomez-Arias.

Project in Marketing Class, Undergraduate students, Fall 2014. Students conducted a full scale marketing research investigation to inform the formulation of a recommended strategic marketing plan, aimed at stimulating individual donor support for Lindsay Wildlife Experience, a rehabilitation and educational center that focuses on native California wildlife and natural history. Faculty advisor: Eric Kolhede.


Trans-Global Executive MBA Immersion Project, Spring 2014. Dreamdelion: Women’s Handicrafts. Students worked with this NGO to do product and supply chain analyses in the slums of Jakarta, Indonesia. Faculty advisor: Tina Zhang. 

Trans-Global Executive MBA Immersion Project, Spring 2014. Seaweed Harvesting: Building financial model and product development with women’s co-op. Students worked with a women’s co-op to help with product development and building a sustainable financial model. Faculty advisor: Yung-Jae Lee. 


The Saint Mary's College Investment Group is a student run organization, open to all Saint Mary's majors, that manages the Responsible Investment Fund, a privately fundraised $125,000+ portfolio. Learn more.