INFORMS Open Forum

Opportunity for URM Undergraduates to attend the INFORMS Annual Meeting

  • 1.  Opportunity for URM Undergraduates to attend the INFORMS Annual Meeting

    Posted 25 days ago
    Dear Colleagues

    Please see the following opportunity for URM undergraduates: We encourage you to please nominate underrepresented minority students in your institution that can take advantage of it.

    The INFORMS Minority Issues Forum organizes a workshop to expose underrepresented undergraduate minority students to Operations Research and Management Sciences (OR/MS). We accept nominations and applications from undergraduate minority students pursuing degrees in mathematics, computer science, and engineering who are interested in attending the INFORMS Annual Meeting.

    About the Workshop:
    The workshop will introduce students to OR/MS. They will be offered the opportunity to be paired with mentors to discuss academic and industrial career opportunities in OR/MS and how best to take advantage of their participation in the annual meeting. This in-person workshop will take place on October 15th, 2022, the day before the INFORMS Annual Meeting Starts. Students selected to participate will receive complimentary registration, and could apply for additional funding to cover their travel expenses.

    More information:
    We will be holding an information session via Zoom on Aug 24, 2022, at 4:00 PM Central Time; registration is available on the link:

    How to apply:
    The application materials are available at the following link:
    The deadline to receive applications is August 31st, 2022.

    Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

    Trilce Encarnacion
    University of Missouri-St. Louis

    Ruben Proaño
    Rochester Institute of Technology

    Chairs of the INFORMS MIF Undergraduate Students Workshop

    Trilce Encarnacion
    University of Missouri- St. Louis