WORMS Award: Congrats to Vicki Sauter
The Award for the Advancement of Women in OR/MS celebrates and recognizes a person who has contributed significantly to the advancement and recognition of women in the field of Operations Research and the Management Sciences.
Vicki is a professor in the College of Business Administration at the University of Missouri at St. Louis. Vicki is a trailblazer that achieved many “firsts:” she was the first woman in her department, the first woman to get tenure, and was the first woman to be General Chair of the ORSA/TIMS Annual Meeting in 1987 (ORSA/TIMS eventually became INFORMS). As chair, she ensured that child care was available for those who needed it. That was the only time that child care was available.
<aside>Ahem, INFORMS. It’s been 25 years, and I see lots of young operations researchers with young children at the conference!</aside>