Nevertheless, as has been our tradition for the past 12 years, at the end of each semester the great UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter always hosts an end of the semester party.
Because last Friday there was the Isenberg School Reindeer Seminar party, we scheduled the student chapter party for today. Many thanks to the officers, especially to the President, Zana Cranmer, for making the party happen and for facilitating the logistics behind it. The chapter has the best officers and members who hail from both the Isenberg School of Management and the College of Engineering at UMass, with the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, especially the operations research faculty and students being well-represented, and the Management Science PhD students from Isenberg and the Operations and Information Management faculty. I have had the honor and true pleasure of being the Faculty Advisor to the Chapter for the past 12 years.
Even though some of our students had exams today - I also had to proctor my class's exam, and some of our members also proctored exams, they showed up for the party.
The food was delicious. We brought two types of pierogies - cabbage and mushroom and potato andcheese, as well as kielbasy, and a tray of pastries. There were all sorts of vegetables, salads, breads, fruits, and many desserts plus apple cider. We were so busy talking and eating that I did not manage to photograph the spread of foods.
Happy Holidays to everyone and best of luck with the rest of the final exams!