at the University of Michigan

Welcome to the official webpage of the INFORMS Student Chapter at the University of Michigan!

INFORMS at the university of michigan

The INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences) Student Chapter at University of Michigan is an organization for students interested in using mathematical modeling, statistical analysis, mathematical optimization, and other analytical methods to find better solutions to complex decision-making problems. We welcome students from any department related to operations research and management science to join us!

We are one of the many student chapters of the professional society, INFORMS .

"INFORMS is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to and promoting best practices and advances in operations research, management science, and analytics to improve operational processes, decision-making, and outcomes."

2021 MLK Spirit Award Recepient!

We won the Student Organization North Campus Deans' MLK Spirit Award! We were recognized for our education, advocacy, and community engagement initiatives that support an anti-racist and inclusive academic environment. If you want to read more about this prize, please follow the link.


Our student chapter was selected as a winner of the INFORMS 2021 Student Chapter Annual Award (summa cum laude). Please follow the link to learn more about the award.

Why you should join our chapter

Our chapter is committed to the academic, social, and professional pursuits of our members. We seek to enhance the experience of University of Michigan students through the following programs and events:

  • Coding and software workshops

  • Invited speakers from academia and industry

  • Practice presentations for conferences

  • Data challenges

  • Social events

  • Company tours

  • Mentoring programs

  • ...and more!

Interested in joining us? Fill out INFORMS Interest Form so that we could get back to you with relevant exciting news and opportunities.

check out our upcoming events

Check out our Upcoming Events page for more details about our future events.

Suggestion Box

If you have any suggestions for events or programs, we would be really excited to hear them! You may use our suggestion box by visiting (or clicking the form below).