October 31, 2011 – INFORMS records with sorrow the passing on October 29th of Dr. Seth Bonder after a long illness. Dr. Bonder was a longtime friend of INFORMS and its predecessor society, the Operations Research Society of America, which he served as its president. Dr. Bonder not only endowed two INFORMS scholarships that bear his name; he also took a strong, encouraging interest in the work of the scholarship recipients who came to his attention because of their excellence. His work in national defense and telemedicine made him a much sought after consultant by government and private industry alike. INFORMS, its board, administration, and members, mourn his loss.
Both of these new scholarships were created in 2002 to honor the work and commitment of Seth Bonder. Qualified applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. More information about deadlines and the specific requirements of each scholarship can be found by following the appropriate link below.
The two Bonder scholarships are:
Bonder Scholarship for Applied Operations Research in Military Applications
sponsored by the Military Applications Society of INFORMS. Doctoral candidates, particularly those at the beginning of their programs, with an interest in the application of process modeling and OR analyses to military issues are encouraged to apply.
Bonder Scholarship for Applied Operations Research in Health Services
sponsored by the Health Applications Section of INFORMS. Doctoral candidates, particularly those at the beginning of their programs, with an interest in the application of process modeling and OR analyses to issues in health care design, delivery, or operations are encouraged to apply.