Hello INFORMS members,
As some of you may be aware, we fund our Purdue University M.S. in Business Analytics & Information Management (BAIM) students to attend the prestigious INFORMS Business Analytics conference each April [link]. This has been a wonderful experience for them to get feedback on the projects they do with companies by presenting their work in the poster session, but also an opportunity to meet the top practitioner talent and leaders that attend, which includes Franz Edelman finalists! We have a competition in our program called the "MS BAIM Future Edelman Impact Award" where the top 3 project teams voted upon by our corporate partners must make a 3-minute video of their project that focuses on the four dimensions shown below. Once the three finalists are identified they create a short 3-minute professional video of their work for a general audience which is what you'll see of recent real Edelman finalists. Our goal is that one day graduates from our MS BAIM program will be real Edelman finalists by taking what they learned from us and their experience with INFORMS, to lead their organization or client to apply to be an Edelman finalist one day. Here are our top Future Edelman Impact Award finalists. Please watch and "like" the YouTube video that you believe should win this year's award! Whoever gets the most "likes" in one week (by June 21st, 2022 at 5pm EST) will be our award winner and receive $1000 as well as a glass trophy.
E-del-man Impact Evaluation Rubric
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