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End of Semester Remarks

An eventful semester has come to an end. We wish you all a wonderful and productive summer! We would also like to congratulate former chapter presidents Michael Prokle, Shivani Shukla and Zana Cranmer for successfully defending their dissertation! Zana and former chapter officers Sara Saberi and Tulay Flamand (who defended their dissertation last year) also walked at the graduation ceremony. You can re-watch their commencement video here. Zana, Sara, Tulay, Michael and Shivani can be seen at a chapter event from 2015 in below picture (4th, 5th, 7th, 8th and 10th from left, respectively).

STEM Slam 2017 Videos

The videos from our STEM Slam 2017 event are out!

Here’s a short summary:

Thanks again to everybody who participated in the second annual STEM Slam. Here's a short video summary of the event. Hope to see you all next year!

Posted by STEM Slam UMass on Tuesday, April 18, 2017

And below you can find the full videos:

Thank you all again for participating!

Photos from STEM Slam 2017

This Friday we hosted the second annual, 3-minute speaking competition STEM Slam. It was a blast! 13 speakers covered a wide variety of STEM topics using only props that they can bring with them on the stage (no slides) and the audience was also able to participate by voting for their favorite speaker and answering trivia questions to win small prizes. The information about the speakers can be found below:

The audience choice award went to Ryan while Atreyi won the second place and Cansu won the first place! Although we must note it was a close call, all of the participants were only apart by a couple of points since they all did very well. Some photos from the event can be found below:

The rest of the photos from the event can be found on our Facebook album here. As UMass INFORMS Student Chapter we would like to thank all of the participants and the audience for attending and our judges for their contribution. Hope to see you all next year!

Photos from Prof. Baker’s Talk

On Friday, we hosted an excellent talk by our own Prof. Erin Baker titled “Finding Common Ground When Experts Disagree: An Application to Publically Funded Energy R&D Portfolios”. More information on the talk can be found on our event page here. The photos from the event can be found below: