Prize for Teaching of ORMS Practice - Application Process

The Prize for the Teaching of OR/MS Practice will be given annually, if there is a suitable recipient, to a university or college teacher for excellence in teaching the practice of OR/MS. The purpose of this award is to recognize a teacher who has succeeded in helping his or her students to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to be effective practitioners of operations research or the management sciences. An "effective practitioner" has respect for, understanding of, and the skills to surmount both the practical difficulties and the technical challenges of doing good OR/MS work.

 The award will be presented at the INFORMS Annual Meeting. Nominations may be provided either by a nominator or the nominee. Nominations should include:

  • Nominee's name, affiliation, address, telephone, fax, e-mail;
  • A short (250-500 words) description, abstract, or philosophical statement about the course or pedagogical approach;
  • Description(s) of specific projects, cases, or scenarios used;
  • Statements of support from past students who are now in practice;
  • Statements of support from industrial sponsors and/or qualified observers and/or supervisors of students now in practice;
  • and be no longer than twenty pages in 12 point type.

Nominators should alert the committee chair by email of forthcoming nominations at least one month before the submission deadline of June 30, 2017. Any questions should also be directed to the committee chair. The nomination should be submitted as a PDF file attachment to an email to the committee chair.

2018 Committee Chair

Andrew Manikas
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292

In addition, one copy of the nomination should be sent to the INFORMS office:

Attention: INFORMS Awards
5521 Research Park Drive, Suite 200
Catonsville, MD 21228 U.S.A.
voice: +1 443-757-3500