The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences Student Chapter (INFORMS)


Purpose:

The INFORMS Student Chapter at Auburn University promotes interest in the fields of Operations Research, Management Science, and Advanced Analytics. It fosters a sense of community among students in these disciplines, and promotes the exchange of ideas, mentoring for students, and connections between students and professionals in industry and academia. Visit our website for information about events: informsatau.wixsite.com/chapter


Social Media
Website:
https://auburn.collegiatelink.net/organization/INFORMS

Meetings:


Office Location:
Shelby Center, room #3333

Projects, outreach, competitions, conferences, etc.:

INFORMS Student Chapter at Auburn University fulfilled numerous objectives since establishing in 2014. The accomplishments include coordinating three workshops, five guest speaker talks, three social events, an event for graduate students to present their research in optimization and analytics,  a factory tour to Kia Motors Manufacturing in Georgia for the very first time, utilizing social media and publish a website, a brochure and a magazine to improve communication with members. The chapter also provided a full fellowship for eight Ph.D. students to participate in national conferences and collaborated on three outreach events to introduce the concept of Operations Research to elementary, middle and high school students using fun scientific activities.

The accomplishments of Auburn University INFORMS Student Chapter had been recognized with a national award, the INFORMS 2017 Annual Student Chapter Award.

The academic year 2017-2018 events and activities:

  • Workshops series: Introduction to LaTeX: how to prepare professional documents, March 22th, 2018
  • Guest Speaker Series: Succeeding in Proposal Development, Feb 27th, 2018
  • Collaborated with Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) at Junior Mad Scientist event, an outreach event for children aged 4 to 5th grade,  Oct 24th, 2017
  • Guest Speaker Series: Analytics In Action: What works for implemented work in Operations Research,  Oct 26th, 2017
  • Four travel fellowships for four members to attend the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Houston, TX, Oct 22-25, 2017.
  • Workshop Series: ePortfolio workshop: showcase your education, skills and experience, Sep 7th, 2017
  • Collaborating with the Auburn University Cupola Engineering Ambassadors for Welcome Back Cookout, Aug 25th, 2017


President/Captain:
Bekircan Kirkici
bzk0054@auburn.edu

E-Council Rep:
Eliana Marcela Pena Tibaduiza
emp0049@auburn.edu

Advisor:
Dr. Alexander Vinel
alexander.vinel@auburn.edu


Category: Professional,
Related Major: Industrial and Systems