The Society makes recognition awards to individuals who have served the profession of Operations Research in an exemplary fashion. These awards are considered a prestigious distinction and are reserved only for outstanding achievements and/or contributions, typically over a long period of time.
Recognition Awards may be made in one of the following four categories:
Category I: To a retired member of ORSSA for outstanding contributions, typically over a long period of time
Category II: To a current member of ORSSA for a single, outstanding achievement in the practice of OR on a national level
Category III: To a non-member of ORSSA for outstanding contributions, typically over a long period of time
Category IV: To an upcoming member of ORSSA of age 35 or below (who is not a full-time student) for excellence in OR practice