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2017 MIF Student Poster Competition

  • 1.  2017 MIF Student Poster Competition

    Posted 07-11-2017 12:12
    ***Apologies for cross posting***

    The INFORMS MIF is pleased to announce a call for posters to be presented during the
    MIF reception at the INFORMS 2017 conference.

    The competition is open to students who are MIF members.

    First place winner will receive an honorarium of $250 and a certificate. Honorable Mentions will each receive a certificate.

    Important Dates:
    1. August 7, 2017: Abstract due;
    2. August 28th, 2017: Abstract acceptance notification and further information will be made available;
    3. October 22, 2017: Poster session and judging.

    1. Abstract should be 500 characters maximum (approximately 50 words), title of abstract - 100 characters maximum. This may be an original abstract or the same abstract as submitted for the INFORMS General or Focused Interactive sessions.
    2. Eligibility requirements: Submissions may be made by student INFORMS members, the student must be the lead author and a MIF member, and the submitted poster must not have won any award at any previous INFORMS competitions.
    3. In the event that capacity is reached, poster presenters may be limited to one submission.
    4. To Enter: Please email a document with the following information to The entrant and all co-authors' names, current affiliations, email addresses and phone numbers; Poster title and Abstract; A statement that all eligibility requirements have been met.
    5. A limited number of travel scholarships to the INFORMS conference will be available for participants of the MIF poster session. Eligibility for travel grants is restricted to US Citizens from underrepresented groups. Please contact Dr. Illya Hicks ( directly for more information on this.

    For Additional Information, please feel free to contact the MIF Poster Session Co-Chairs:
    Gabriel Zayas-Caban, Research Fellow, University of Michigan, Email:
    Lewis Ntaimo, Associate Professor, Texas A&M University, Email:

    About MIF
    The purpose of the Minority Issues Forum ( is to foster under-represented minority participation in Operations Research and Management Science (ORMS); to develop close ties among those interested in increasing the number of minority participants in ORMS and to disseminate information about the issues facing minority researchers and practitioners. Any member INFORMS may become a Forum Member by paying the Forum dues. Non-members of the Institute may become Forum members by paying the special fee for non-members of the Institute. For more information go to:

    Lewis Ntaimo
    Associate Professor
    Texas A&M University
    College Station TX