INFORMS Student Union

The INFORMS Student Union brings together a wide range of information and resources for students considering or pursuing degrees in O.R. and Analytics and with their entry into these exciting professions.

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OR/MS Programs
OR/MS Programs in the U.S.

Find OR/MS programs in the United States.

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ORMS Non US Programs
OR/MS Programs Outside of U.S.

OR/MS Educational Programs Outside the U.S. By Country

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Analytics Education Programs
Analytics Education Programs

INFORMS has compiled a database of Analytics programs.

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Looking to Build Your Resume? Apply for INFORMS Prizes

Bonder MAS Scholarship Winner
Bonder Scholarship for Applied O.R. in Military Applications

Deadline for 2017 is July 1.

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Student Chapter Awards
Student Chapter Awards

Student Chapter Annual Awards recognize achievements of student chapters and to motivate them to perform well. 

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Doing Good With Good OR
DGWGOR

Doing Good With Good O.R. Student Paper Competition Applications Due May 16

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Judith Liebman Award
Judith Liebman Award

Recognizes outstanding student volunteers who have been "moving spirits" in their universities, chapters, and INFORMS.

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George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award
George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award

Awarded for academic research that combines theory and practice and stimulates greater interaction between doctoral students and the world of practice.

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George Nicholson Student Paper Competition
George Nicholson Student Paper Competition

Honors outstanding papers in the field of OR/MS written by a student.

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Undergraduate Operations Research Prize
Undergraduate Operations Research Prize

Significant applied project in OR/MS, and/or original and important theoretical or applied research, while enrolled as an undergraduate student. 

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OR/MS Tomorrow is the online student membership magazine for INFORMS.

The bi-annual publication provides a look at operations research and management science from the perspective of young people in those fields. Edited by a team of students and junior faculty, the magazine is written for students and aims to introduce topics relevant to them, highlight their accomplishments, and promote awareness of current events and issues in OR and MS.

Simulation models are used to address “what if” questions and to find the optimal decision under uncertain and risky situations. Some models can be solved analytically, but they often require very specific assumptions that do not always hold in practice (e.g., Poisson arrivals, exponentially distributed service times, and steady-state stationary behavior). Simulation is an approach that can be used to evaluate a wide variety of complex engineering systems and business processes such as call centers, supply chains, hospital emergency rooms, air traffic control systems, power systems, and transportation networks. For complex systems with stochastic behavior, simulation may be the only feasible quantitative tool to model and study the design and operations.

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