In a session today at 2:00 pm in room 132B of the North Building of the Convention Center, several members will discuss how you can organize a Train the Trainers session for high school mathematics teachers. This session is based on the very successful program that Ken Chelst has run for several years. In this session, you will learn about the process for organizing a workshop for high school mathematics teachers on integrating operations research into their curricula. We will discuss the process and strategies, and we will present an abbreviated version of an active learning oriented linear programming module (and participants will have an opportunity to play with Legos!) that has been used in these workshops. I hope to see many of you their and at the general reception tonight at the Arizona Science Center.
The conference is coming to an end, which for me means it’s time to reflect upon what happened. The Good There were lots of good (and great) things happening. For starters, I loved the more expedited check-in process. One comment I heard repeatedly was “Even though the lines at first looked long, they moved really […]
There are a lot of optimizers at the INFORMS meeting, so I suppose it should not be surprising that difficult problems get solved here. Nonetheless, I have seen a few results I would not have anticipated. The shortest path problem is well known to be easy, but I thought the longest path problem was NP-hard(ish). […]
The student award reception had a special taste for me because the three winners of the Judith Liebman Award are friends that I have known for years and I witnessed their hard work towards this recognition. This is an award given to student volunteers that did excellent work on behalf of INFORMS student chapters and […]