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Final Week to Apply for the WSC 2020 Diversity Award

  • 1.  Final Week to Apply for the WSC 2020 Diversity Award

    Posted 21 days ago
    Edited by Sara Shashaani 21 days ago
    A friendly reminder to apply or encourage your graduate students and/or post-docs to apply for the WSC diversity award this year! See details below.

    To improve outreach and diversity among young researchers in the field of simulation, the INFORMS Simulation Society is proud to award sponsorship each year to assist graduate students or postdocs to attend the Winter Simulation Conference (WSC). We especially encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, international students, or students who may add to the diversity of the community in other ways; however this award is not limited to specific gender or ethnicity groups. This year and in light of the global pandemic, WSC is being held virtually and instead of an honorarium to cover the travel expenses, the awardees will have their registration fees refunded.

    The WSC Diversity Committee is looking forward to receiving high-quality applications for the 2020 WSC meeting in December. Please fill out the application form, which requires a letter of intent written by the applicant, and a letter of recommendation written by an adviser, and submit the form by November 20, 2020.

    Sara Shashaani
    Chair of the WSC Diversity Committee

    Sara Shashaani
    Assistant Professor
    North Carolina State University
    Raleigh, NC