Friday, October 24, 2008

The 20th anniversary term

It took a while, but I finally found the time to write an entry to confirm that everyone made it safely to Venice and the seven IQP project teams are off to a good start as is the single MQP team that is also in Venice on this 20th anniversary term.
Last night, we had our first group dinner at Pampo's and everyone seemed happy and relaxed.  Federico (see photo) said: "ori sti fioi", which is a Venetian compliment roughly translatable as "these kids are cool".  Maybe, one of them will win the coveted "oro award" that has only been bestowed once in the 20 years of our center (to Josè Brache in 2004).  Last year we issued two new awards, namely the "guaivo" award that went to Kyle Miller and the "duri i banchi award".  Maybe we'll make up a new one this year...  Maybe the 20th anniversary award?