INFORMS NEWS: Student Analytical Scholar Award

Student Analytical Scholar Award

Radhika Kulkarni (left) presents Student Analytical Scholar Award to Jodie Lam.

The Student Analytical Scholar Award competition, supported and organized by SAS, provides a case study based on a real consulting engagement along with data for students to analyze and decide how they’d tackle the problem. The student’s submission is a statement of work, where they are challenged to balance the technical veracity of their proposed solution along with all the business issues. A compelling and “sellable” proposal is key to winning this competition.
The winner this year was Jodie Lam from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. The prize included expenses paid to attend the conference as well as the INFORMS Professional Colloquium (IPC). A fellow classmate of hers from their Master of Management in OR program, Qinlu (Louisa) Chen, was named honorable mention, and she also participated in the IPC. Both of these winners presented posters of their work at the conference, and they were recognized at the Recognition Breakfast where they received their awards from Dr. Radhika Kulkarni from SAS.