International students in Becalos program experience Upstate New York at picnic

The Binghamton section of the American Society for Quality recently hosted 15 SUNY Broome students from Mexico to a Sept. 2 picnic at Chenango Valley State Park. This photo was taken and posted to the Binghamton ASQ website.

The Binghamton section of the American Society for Quality recently hosted 15 SUNY Broome students from Mexico to a Sept. 2 picnic at Chenango Valley State Park. This photo was taken and posted to the Binghamton ASQ website.

The Binghamton section of the American Society for Quality recently hosted 15 SUNY Broome students from Mexico to a Sept. 2 picnic at Chenango Valley State Park.

The students are on campus during the Fall 2017 semester as part of the SEP – Becalos – Santander Universidades Program, and are members of the American Society for Quality Student Branch. ASQ section leaders Dan and Peggy Sniezek — the latter is a SUNY Broome Associate Professor and Chair of Computer Science — hosted the picnic.

According to the Binghamton ASQ, students hiked around the lake and enjoyed a picnic lunch before going boating. The students came from across Mexico, and boating was a new experience for many of them, according to organizers.

Upon arrival at the lake and picnic area, the students headed off for a 1.5 hour, 2.5 mile walk around the lake.  Now, with hearty  appetites, the students dug into a picnic lunch of sandwiches, potato and macaroni salad, vegetable and fruit tray, cookies, brownies, and soft drinks. Oh… and don’t forget the red peppers!

 

“We’re looking forward to having the student participate in many of the Binghamton section’s dinner meetings and events. What a wonderful group of young people representing our good neighbor from the South!” the Binghamton ASQ chapter wrote in its report of the event.