Engineering Economy Division Best Student Paper Award


The Best Student Paper Award recognizes excellence in a conference paper whose primary contributor is a student member of IISE and the Engineering Economy Division and encourages students to present their paper at the IISE Annual Conference & Expo, May 20-23, 2023 in New Orleans, La.

Eligibility requirements:

  • The student (recipient) must be a registered student member of IISE at the time of paper submission.
  • The student (recipient) must be the first (primary) author of the paper.
  • The student (recipient) must be the primary presenter of the paper. The student can be from any level (undergraduate or graduate).
  • The paper may have co-authors that are not students. But the first (primary) author and the presenter must be the student (recipient).
  • The paper must be accepted for publication in the conference proceedings at the annual conference and all requirements to meet those publication requirements must be met.
  • The track chair or his/her designee will check to see if any papers are eligible, and if necessary, form a committee to review the papers for a final selection. The student (recipient) will be notified to ensure their attendance and presentation at the conference.
  • A faculty member (e.g., department chair, advisor, etc.) must submit a nomination email or letter to the track chair nominating the student for the award and confirming eligibility.

The nomination deadline will be determined annually based on the submission dates for the conference; the track chair should be contacted for further questions.

Paper submission deadline is Dec. 2.

Submissions should be sent to the committee chair: Raymond Smith


  • Recognition at the Annual Conference:
    • at the EE Town Hall Meeting
    • in Honors and Awards program
    • before the final day keynote address
  • Certificate provided by IISE (either mailed or given at the town hall meeting) for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners.
  • 1st Place winner receives a complimentary ticket to the Honors and Awards banquet.
  • Recognition in ISE magazine
  • Recognition on EE webpage and in the newsletter

If you have any questions, please contact Amy Straub

2022 Winner

Chris Annear
Penn State Behrend
"Forecasting the Rising Economical Impact of Tropical Storms"

Past Winners

Engineering Economy Division page