OR Education for Developing Nations – Everybody Wins!
In this talk, we will discuss the reasons why it is imperative that operations research education is available to students at all levels worldwide. We will review the progress that has been made in ensuring operations research education is available worldwide and what still needs to be done to achieve this lofty and ambitious goal. We will provide an overview of several successful initiatives designed to address this goal. These initiatives include the International Teaching Effectiveness Colloquia (TEC) series, INFORMS Transactions on Education, Wiley’s Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science (EORMS), INFORMS Analytics Body of Analytics Knowledge (ABOK), the O.R. and Mathematical Analytics for High School Math Teachers: When will you ever use this? series, IFORS Developing Countries OR Resources Website, Statistics Without Borders, and INFORMS Pro Bono Analytics Initiative. We will also consider what still needs to be done and where opportunities exist for individuals and organizations to contribute to the effort to make operations research education available worldwide. We hope attendees will formulate new ideas on how to contribute to the goal of making operations research education available to students at all levels worldwide!