The Lehigh student chapter of The Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS) received a cum laude Student Chapter Award at the organization’s annual meeting in Seattle, Washington this week. This is the fifth year that the student group, comprised of Industrial and Systems Engineering graduate students, has been recognized in the top 20% of student chapters. The purpose of the Student Chapter Annual Award is to recognize achievements of student chapters and to motivate them to perform well.

The Lehigh student chapter of INFORMS is very active in the department. They host a weekly seminar at which PhD students present research, invite distinguished speakers to campus, and plan social events such as a potluck and picnic for students and faculty. For more information, visit

Lehigh ISE PhD student Xin Shi accepted the INFORMS Student Chapter Award on Monday, October 21, 2019.