INFORMS is again sponsoring a student project prize on the theme “Doing Good with Good OR”:
Doing Good with Good OR-Student Competition is held each year to identify and honor outstanding projects in the field of operations research and the management sciences conducted by a student or student group that have a significant societal impact.
The projects must have, or are likely to have, a significant societal impact, and operations research and management science methods and tools (broadly interpreted) must be central to the success of the projects described. “Societal impact” should be construed to mean an impact on individuals, communities and organizations that goes beyond that associated with a private-sector for-profit initiative. The projects might also strive to include innovation through theory, creative computational methods, and should address implementation challenges.
Last year, David Hutton of Stanford won the award for work on screening Hepatitis B.
The submission deadline for this year’s award is May 15, 2010.