MIF Undergraduate Students Workshop


Hispanics and African Americans are underrepresented in STEM disciplines. The Minority Issues Forums from the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) support URM undergraduate students attending the INFORMS Annual Meeting, the premier conference for Analytics professionals and academics. Through this workshop, we want to help students take full advantage of what the meeting offers.

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2021 MIF URM Undergraduate Workshop


We are looking for underrepresented minority students currently pursuing undergraduate degrees in the United States in engineering, computer science, mathematics, and other sciences.

Selected students will participate in the in-person workshop and receive registration and travel support to attend the INFORMS Annual Meeting. Participants will also be paired with mentors in the INFORMS community.


  • Applications are due August 31st, 2022

To apply, you will be asked to submit the following materials:

  • Unofficial transcript

  • Email of professor that will provide a nomination letter.

  • A 500-word essay explaining your motivation to participate in this workshop.

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  • Acceptance letters will be sent by September 5.

  • The workshop will take place in Indianapolis on October 15th, 2022.

  • The INFORMS Annual Meeting takes place during October 16-18, 2022.