2017 Award for the Advancement of Women in OR/MS
Call for Nominations
The Award for the Advancement of Women in OR/MS celebrates and recognizes a person who has contributed significantly to the advancement and recognition of women in the field of Operations Research and the Management Sciences (OR/MS). Each nominee will be considered based on his or her history of successfully promoting the professional development, success, and recognition of women in OR/MS. Nominees can have made contributions in multiple ways, such as primarily at their own institutions, through involvement in professional organizations, etc.
Examples of activities to be considered include, but are not limited to, the following: personal commitment and/or leadership with respect to increased hiring, retention, advancement, and recognition of women (students and faculty) in academia, industry, or government; leadership in encouraging, sponsoring, and/or developing professional training/development programs for women in OR/MS; creating an environment that supports women’s full participation and advancement in the field of OR/MS, possibly through mentoring, leadership, financial support, and/or personal investment of time.
Nominations should include:
- Nominee's name, affiliation, address, telephone, fax, e-mail;
- A short (250-500 words) description of the nominee’s overall contribution to the advancement of the careers of women in OR/MS;
- Description(s) of specific activities, programs, leadership;
- Statements of support from women in OR/MS and/or from organizations which observed or benefited from the nominee’s activities;
- The nominee’s resume and other items as appropriate.
All nominations must be submitted via e-mail to the Award Committee Chair, Karen Smilowitz (firstname.lastname@example.org), by July 31, 2017.
One award (in the form of a plaque) will be given, if there is a suitable candidate. The award will be presented to the winner during the 2017 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Houston, TX. For questions, please contact the 2017 Award Committee Chair: Karen Smilowitz, email@example.com
Past Winners of the Award for the Advancement of Women in OR/MS:
2007 Award Winner Anna Nagurney
2006 Award Winner Radhika Kulkarni
2005 Award Winners Cindy Barnhart and Jane Ammons