Student Organizations

Master of Engineering students in the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering enjoy many opportunities to learn about OR through related professional and student organizations.

M.Eng Student Leadership Committee (MSLC)

Each year, nominations are solicited from the ORIE M.Eng class for candidates to serve on the M.Eng Student Leadership Committee. The members of this committee organize social events and cultural outings, arrange for industry speakers, and collectively act as spokesperson(s) for the ORIE M.Eng class.


The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences is the national professional organization for Operations Research. The Institute of Industrial Engineers is the national professional organization of Industrial Engineers. Student chapters of INFORMS and IIE serve the purpose of introducing students to the professional aspects of the field, career opportunities, and a variety of social activities, i.e. intramural teams, an annual banquet, and semiannual picnics. Cornell has a very active joint INFORMS/IIE chapter, which M.Eng students are welcome to join. Through guest speakers from industry, plant tours, seminars, and social activities, members benefit from the opportunity to meet other students and professional engineers and to learn about the latest developments and opportunities in ORIE. The national INFORMS and IIE organizations offer career-related information, including job postings, and other valuable resources.

Cornell Society of Women Engineers (SWE)  

The Society of Women Engineers is a professional, non-profit, educational service organization of undergraduate and graduate engineers and men and women with equivalent engineering experience. The objective of the Society is to encourage, assist, and inform young women, parents and counselors, and the general public of the qualifications and achievements of women engineers and of the opportunities open to them in engineering. Hosting the Northeast Regional Conference and conducting a conference for high school students are a few of the major activities undertaken in recent years by the very active Cornell chapter of SWE. The SWE mailing address is 162 Olin Hall.

International Association for Quantitative Finance (IAQF)

The IAQF is the not-for-profit, professional society dedicated to fostering the profession of quantitative finance by providing platforms to discuss cutting-edge and pivotal issues in the field. Founded in 1992, the IAQF is composed of individual academics and practitioners from banks, broker dealers, hedge funds, pension funds, asset managers, technology firms, regulators, accounting, consulting and law firms, and universities across the globe.