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Operations Research

Operations research (also referred to as decision science, or management science) is an interdisciplinary mathematical science that focuses on the effective use of technology by organizations. In contrast, many other science & engineering disciplines focus on technology giving secondary considerations to its use.

Employing techniques from other mathematical sciences — such as mathematical modeling, statistical analysis, and mathematical optimization — operations research arrives at optimal or near-optimal solutions to complex decision-making problems. Because of its emphasis on human-technology interaction and because of its focus on practical applications, operations research has overlap with other disciplines, notably industrial engineering and operations management, and draws on psychology and organization science. Operations Research is often concerned with determining the maximum (of profit, performance, or yield) or minimum (of loss, risk, or cost) of some real-world objective. Originating in military efforts before World War II, its techniques have grown to concern problems in a variety of industries.

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Matching Operations Research Colleges

Name
Columbia University in the City of New York
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $43,088 average out-state tuition; $43,088 average in-state tuition
Cornell University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $41,325 average out-state tuition; $41,325 average in-state tuition
Princeton University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $37,000 average out-state tuition; $37,000 average in-state tuition
Naval Postgraduate School
Four or more years; Public; $0 average out-state tuition; $0 average in-state tuition
University of California-Berkeley
Four or more years; Public; $34,098 average out-state tuition; $11,220 average in-state tuition
Polytechnic Institute of New York University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $36,684 average out-state tuition; $36,684 average in-state tuition
Southern Methodist University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $34,990 average out-state tuition; $34,990 average in-state tuition

Operations Research Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Monsanto STEM Fellowship Up to $50,000 May 01, 2017
Monsanto Graduate Student Scholarship Up to $25,000 May 01, 2017
Ford Foundation Predoctoral Diversity Fellowship $24,000 January 10, 2017
FIRST Scholarship - University of Hartford $22,000 April 01, 2017
FIRST Scholarship - Boston University $20,000 January 02, 2017
Lillian Moller Gilbreth Memorial Scholarship $14,500 February 15, 2017
William R. Goldfarb Memorial Scholarship $10,000 January 31, 2017
Northrop Gruman Engineering Scholarship $10,000 February 04, 2017
ASDSO Scholarship Up to $10,000 March 31, 2017
FIRST Scholarship - University of Advancing Technology $10,000 May 24, 2017