Undergraduates in the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering enjoy opportunities to learn about OR through related professional and student organizations.
The Cornell Student Chapter of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) serves the purpose of introducing students to the professional aspects of the field, career opportunities, and a variety of social activities. There may be guest speakers from industry, plant tours, seminars, intramural teams, a banquet with the parent chapter each spring, and a senior banquet and lunches with ORIE faculty. Members benefit by the opportunity to meet other students and professional engineers and to learn about the latest developments and opportunities in ORIE.
The local chapter of the Omega Rho International Honor Society was founded in 1995. It recognizes outstanding students who attain a high rank in scholarship in the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering. The students that are invited to join Omega Rho have the opportunity to attend chapter meetings and activities to advance scholarship, ethics, and professionalism in their discipline.