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Eighth Annual Minority Issues Forum (MIF) Student Poster Competition

  • 1.  Eighth Annual Minority Issues Forum (MIF) Student Poster Competition

    Posted 04-15-2019 13:45
    Eighth Annual Minority Issues Forum (MIF) Student Poster Competition
    Call For Posters

    The INFORMS MIF is pleased to announce a call for posters to be presented during the MIF reception at the INFORMS 2019 conference. The competition is open to students who are MIF members. First place winner will receive an honorarium and a certificate. Honorable Mentions will each receive a certificate.

    Important Dates:

    • July 1, 2019: Abstract due;
    • July 31, 2019: Abstract acceptance notification and further information will be made available;
    • September 15, 2019: Poster PDF submission. Submissions received prior September 1st may request to receive preliminary feedback; and
    • October 20, 2019 (to be confirmed): Poster session and judging.


    • The abstract should be 500 characters maximum (approximately 50 words), the title of the abstract - 100 characters maximum. This may be an original abstract or the same abstract as submitted for the INFORMS General or Focused Interactive sessions.
    • 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 an award at any previous INFORMS competitions.
    • Poster presenters will be limited to one submission.
    • 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.
    • 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.

    For Additional Information, please feel free to contact the MIF Poster Session Co-Chairs:

    - Shannon Harris, Assistant Professor, Ohio State University, Email: harris.2572 at
    - Ruben Proano, Associate Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology, Email: rpmeie at

    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 in disseminating information about the issues facing minority researchers and practitioners. Any INFORMS member 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 and search for 'Join INFORMS and INFORMS Communities.'

    More about MIF and the poster competition:

    Ruben Proano
    Associate Professor
    Rochester Institute of Technology
    Rochester NY