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CFS - Doing Good with Good OR Deadline Approaching [Apologies for Cross Posting]

  • 1.  CFS - Doing Good with Good OR Deadline Approaching [Apologies for Cross Posting]

    Posted 05-15-2018 01:36
    Doing Good with Good OR Student Competition - Call for submissions

    INFORMS is again sponsoring a competition to encourage student research and practice that has societal impact. The "Doing Good with Good OR Student Competition" will feature the most exciting work performed by students in partnership with public and private organizations that yields tangible and beneficial outcomes for individuals, communities, and organizations. Such work will be infused with OR/MS methods and could appeal to multiple disciplinary and application-area interests.

    INFORMS must receive completed submissions for this competition by May 18, 2018. The following is the submission process timeline:

            - May 18, 2018 - Submit application (a nomination letter by the partner organization or a faculty member involved in the project, a 60-word abstract describing the achievement of the research, and a 2-3 page summary of achievements focusing on the societal impact and the centrality of the operations research and management science tools used) via the online link.
            - June 30, 2018 - Finalists to be announced.
            - September 21, 2018 - Finalists must submit a full paper, describing the project and its outcomes
            - November 4-7, 2018 - INFORMS Annual Meeting, Finalist presentations
            - November 4-7, 2018 - INFORMS Annual Meeting, First prize announcement (the winner will be chosen after the presentations)

    Entrants will be expected to report on a project done in partnership with an organization that can certify that the results of the project have had, or are likely to have, a significant societal impact.
    Any work with positive societal impact that has been completed within the last 3 years (class project, thesis research, independent study, internship, voluntary work) is eligible unless it has already received an INFORMS award.

    Please see this page online for complete details:


    2018 Competition Co-chairs

            Mehmet Ayvaci
            University of Texas-Dallas
            Richardson, TX 75080

            Gemma Berenguer
            Purdue University
            West Lafayette, IN 47907


    Mehmet Ayvaci
    Assistant Professor
    University of Texas at Dallas
    Richardson TX