Isenberg’s Anna Nagurney has been getting calls from media outlets since it became clear that the coronavirus pandemic was leading to unusual supply chain shortages. Now that vaccines are being distributed, her knowledge of transportation logistics is making her a sought-after expert for national media outlets from NPR to the Wall Street Journal.
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Welter, who is from Lynnfield, Mass., recently accepted a short-term position as a digital platform consultant for Rachel's Table, a food redistribution center in Springfield. The grant-funded position was a result of her honors thesis case study focused on the organization. Starting in July, she will be starting full-time as a technology risk consultant in EY's Boston office.
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“Anna’s research reputation and international stature combined with her integrative work in operations management and engineering make her a perfect fit for the honor,” wrote Isenberg Dean Anne Massey in an email announcement.
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Priyank Arora, assistant professor in Isenberg’s Operations & Information Management Department, says the Covid-19 pandemic has underscored the ways that nonprofit organizations must use their scarce resources in an efficient and effective manner, so as to create the best possible social impact.
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On top of receiving the Outstanding Recreation Student Org Award for the second year in a row, the Entrepreneurship Club also took home the Campus Impact Award, which recognizes an innovative initiative that has had a positive effect on the university.
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When Rasmus Dahlberg, an assistant professor at the Royal Danish Defence College, spoke at Isenberg last week, he described his collaboration with the Danish Emergency Management Agency to imagine what would happen if a Russian nuclear-powered ice-breaking ship collided with another ship and ran aground, creating a nuclear emergency.
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This year’s UMass Amherst round of the Hult Prize, hosted by the Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship, was won by an Isenberg-led venture called Qualtags, which aims to develop stickers that will more effectively show when food has spoiled.
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During the fall semester, a course in project management taught by Radu Vlas, an operations and information management lecturer, married student teams with local venture founders vetted through Isenberg’s Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship.
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