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Deadline approaching soon for virtual INFORMS 2020 - Women in OR Bayer Awards Application

  • 1.  Deadline approaching soon for virtual INFORMS 2020 - Women in OR Bayer Awards Application

    Posted 7 days ago
    Edited by Ece Izgi 7 days ago

    Female Graduate Students:  Apply now to win a scholarship to attend the upcoming INFORMS Annual Meeting

    Attendance scholarship sponsored by Bayer

    Are you a female graduate student interested in the practice of operations research or analytics who would like to attend the Virtual 2020 INFORMS Annual Meeting, to be held November 7-13?  Apply now to be considered for the Women in Operations Research – Bayer Scholarship brought to you by the Analytics Society of INFORMS. 

    • One well qualified individual will be selected first place to be recognized as Honorable mention at the virtual conference, and be awarded $500 which covers registration expenses to attend the virtual conference and prize amount.
    • Two individuals will be recognized as Honorable mentions at the virtual conference, and be awarded $275 which covers registration expenses to attend the virtual conference and prize amount.
    • Ten individuals will be awarded $145 which covers registration expenses to attend the virtual conference

    To apply, you must be a female pursuing either a Master's degree or Ph.D. in operations research, analytics, or a related field and be close to graduation.  In addition, you must be a member of the Analytics Society of INFORMS (INFORMS student members can join the society for free by selecting "Renew or Add Items for 2020" from the INFORMS Self Service Center accessible via the menu at www.informs.org).

    Applicants will be judged based on the following criteria:

    • Strength of Statement of Purpose, explaining how you would benefit from this opportunity
    • Strength of your resume or CV
    • Level of your service to or involvement with INFORMS

    Preference will be given to Ph.D. students, individuals pursuing broad-based degrees or areas of research and individuals with industrial internship experiences.

    The deadline for submissions is 5pm EDT on Friday, October 16, 2020.  The winners will be notified on Monday, October 26.

    To apply, first request a standard submission template by emailing the awards committee chair, Ece Izgi, izgiec@gmail.com. You can reach out with questions or request further information. Return your completed submission document via email to Ece before the deadline.

    About Bayer

    Bayer is a Life Science company with a more than 150-year history and core competencies in the areas of health care and agriculture. With our innovative products, we are contributing to finding solutions to some of the major challenges of our time.

    About the Analytics Society of INFORMS

    The Analytics Society is a subdivision of INFORMS, the largest international association of operations research (O.R.) and analytics professionals and students.  The society promotes the integration of a wide range of analytical techniques and supports activities that illuminate significant innovations and achievements in the growing field of analytics.


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    Ece C. Izgi
    Senior Managing Consultant, Cognitive and Analytics
    IBM Global Business Services
    New York City, NY
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