Prize for Teaching of ORMS Practice - Application Process

The Prize for the Teaching of OR/MS Practice will be given annually 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 must be provided by a nominator; no self-nominations. Nominations should include:

  • Nominee's name, affiliation, and 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;

Nominations should be submitted online by June 30, 2024

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2024 Committee Chair

Saurabh Bansal
Pennsylvania State University

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