IISE Operations Research (OR) Division Teaching Award

The OR division of IISE presents an annual national award recognizing excellence in teaching operations research. The award will be presented at the IISE Annual Conference & Expo, ALL VIRTUAL, May 22-25, 2021.

Eligibility criteria

  • The candidate must be a member of IISE and the OR division.
  • The candidate should be nominated for the instruction of an undergraduate course in operations research methods or applications. The course must be offered as part of an academic program in engineering or management (i.e., Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering, Engineering Management, or Civil Engineering, or Management Science among others). Examples of course titles for the nomination may include “Operations Research,” “Linear Programming,” “Optimization Methods,” “Simulation,” “Production Systems,” “Linear Optimization,” “Decision Analysis,” etc.
  • Course materials for which they are being recognized must have been developed by the candidate.

Nominations may be made by a faculty colleague or a student who has taken the course from the candidate. The nomination package must consist of:

  • Table of contents.
  • Letters of support from the nominator and two other individuals; at least one of the three letters must be from a faculty member and one from a student.
  • A course syllabus and supporting items such as samples of different instructional materials used.
  • Summary copies of teaching evaluations for the course being recognized.
  • Curriculum vitae of the candidate.
  • A one-page reflective statement by the individual being nominated.

All supporting documents in the nomination package should be submitted in PDF format. Please email the entire package either as a single PDF file or a single compressed/zipped file to Lei Fan by Feb. 10, 2021.

Important dates

Nomination deadline: Feb. 10, 2021
Winner notification: March 15, 2021

If you ever had a great OR instructor in college, this is your chance to recognize this individual!

2020 Winner

Ramteen Sioshansi
The Ohio State University

Past winners

Operations Research Division page