The INFORMS Undergraduate Operations Research Prize is currently accepting nominations and submissions! Please see below for the details and share this with anyone you think might be interested in nominating a student (or student group) for the prize. We are looking forward to learning about all the great things undergraduate students have been up to!
About the Award:
The Undergraduate Operations Research Prize Competition is held each year to honor a student or groups of students who conducted original and significant theoretical and/or applied research in the field of operations research or management science during their undergraduate enrollments.Winner(s) of the competition will share a prize of $500 in addition to receiving travel support to the INFORMS Annual Meeting. All finalists of the competition will be invited to present their research in designated Undergraduate Research Showcase sessions at the INFORMS Annual Meeting.Application Deadline: June 30, 2021, 11:59pm EDT
Application Site: https://www.informs.org/Recognizing-Excellence/INFORMS-Prizes/Undergraduate-Operations-Research-Prize/Undergraduate-Operations-Research-Prize-Application-Process
Applications must be submitted online and include the following documents:
An entrant to the competition is defined as any co-authors of the submitted article who were enrolled as undergraduate students for at least one academic term between June 15, 2020 and June 15, 2021, and the following eligibility criteria must be met by the entrants and their submitted articles.
Submitted articles must also satisfy the following formatting requirements:
The criteria for review will be based on the significance of the work, creative and novel use of modeling and/or solution methodology using operations research techniques, promise of the research for future work in the field of operations research and the quality of the writing of the article in terms of its coherency and the clarity of exposition. The work may be building a different modeling approach to an established problem or providing a new insight into an emerging or important problem. Demonstration of substantial value for project sponsors (if there is any) is also a plus in evaluation.
All applicants should expect to be notified with the results of the competition by August 31, 2021.
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