Friday, December 10, 2010

The UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter Party was Great!

Today we had our end of the semester party hosted by the UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter.

Although the temperature was freezing outside, the warmth inside in the Isenberg School from the delicious international cuisine and great company and conversations made for a cozy and lively event! We dined on foods from Turkey, Iran, China, Vietnam, Ukraine, Japan, and the United States. The students truly outdid themselves and even labeled many of the special dishes. We dined on sushi, egg rolls, kielbasa, hummus, felafel, Turkish meatballs, Chinese noodles, pizza from Antonio's, and even potato cheese and cabbage mushroom varenyky (Polish folks call these dumplings pierogies), to name a few of the dishes. The desserts included chocolates, cookies, and cakes from an Amherst bakery.

It was very special to see so many faculty in attendance and even colleagues from the department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (Thank you, Professors Erin Baker and Hari Balasubramanian) trekked across campus to celebrate, in a festive way, the end of the semester (well, almost, since we still have final exams next week),

It was also very special to have several undergraduates in attendance.

The food and atmosphere were fantastic.