The purpose of the MIF Student Poster Competition is to highlight and promote the research of underrepresented students and their advisors. While the MIF poster session has been in place since 2004, the poster competition began in 2012. Since then, MIF has sponsored the travel of underrepresented minority graduate students who participate in the poster session and need financial support.
The poster competition takes place during the MIF Reception at INFORMS. Final judging takes place live by a panel of distinguished volunteer “celebrity judges”. The finalists are announced at the end of the reception and the first place winner receives a monetary award.
Application instructions for the 2021 Award are posted in INFORMS Connect. Please see here for past poster session winners and abstracts.