We will spend a couple of hours on University of Massachusetts Cold Spring Orchard Research & Education Center, picking up apples and then having a dinner together. This will help foster team building for our new officers.


INFORMS Welcome its new officers 2017/2018

INFORMS is pleased to welcome its new officers for the 2017/2018 academic year. To continue and foster the remarkable work of this chapter. You can check out names and positions of our executives here

New officers 2017/2018

2016/2017 officers were present for the handing over the ceremony.

2016/2017 officers welcoming new officers



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).


Photos from Spring 2017 End of Semester Party

Photos from our Spring 2017 End of Semester Party can be found below:

End of Semester Party Spring 2017


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!

STEM Slam 2017

3-minute speaking competition for STEM grads & undergrads

Have a STEM topic you are passionate about?

  • Compete for prizes
  • Improve your public speaking
  • Communicate science without PowerPoint

Need help? Attend a public speaking session to help develop your talk. (Date to be determined)

stem_slam_17Stem slam flyer 2017


Photos from Mr. Gentile’s talk

On Friday, we hosted an excellent talk by Mr. Basilio Gentile from ETH Zurich titled “Distributed Dynamics to Achieve a Location Equilibrium”. More information on the talk can be found on our event page here. The photos from the event can be found below:

Mr. Gentile’s talk

Poster – Mr. Gentile