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MORS Junior Analyst Activities

Opening Doors for the Next Generation

The MORS Junior Analyst Activies help ensure the future of the MORS community by opening up more channels to facilitate the participation of junior analysts in MORS through publishing, meeting participation, volunteering, mentorship and recognition.
For more information about the Junior Analyst Program, contact Angela Severe , the 2013-2014 Junior Analyst Ambassador or Norm Reitter, MORS Membership Chair. 
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What is a Junior Analyst?

A Junior Analyst is a member of MORS who is forty-years old or less and has less than ten years of experience in using Operations Research in their career within the National Security Community. 

Why is MORS interested in our Junior Analyst Members?

First, our Junior Analyst members will be MORS leaders in the future.

Second, MORS has an interest in maintaining high quality standards of conducting operations research.  To do this, our Society provides professional development, mentoring, teaching, and networking to all members. 

Third, MORS has a particular interest in cultivating the new ideas and fresh perspectives from Junior Analysts while guiding them to understand and learn the skill sets that set our high standards.  MORS needs this fresh perspective for all aspects of the Society –from giving presentations at Annual Symposia, offering relevant, timely Special Meetings to making decisions that affect the Society’s governance.  The Junior Analyst “voice” needs to be heard, cultivated, considered, and integrated into the fiber of MORS. 

What does MORS provide to Junior Analysts now?

Junior analysts are currently participating in the following MORS events:

Annual Symposium   - The foundation of MORS professional interaction is the Annual Symposium, held each year in June.  MORS members and non-members are eligible to submit abstracts for presentations in 34 separate areas of interest.  Informal gatherings specifically for Junior Analysts occur throughout the event..

MORSS Junior/Senior Analyst Panel  - Each year, the MORS Symposium reserves a Special Session for Junior and Senior analysts to discuss perspectives and learn from each other. 

The Wayne P. Hughes Junior Analyst Award  - Exclusively honoring the work by a Junior Analyst, the Wayne P. Hughes award recognizes excellence early in an analyst’s career.

Tutorials – Professional development tutorials are provided at almost every MORS activity throughout the year and at the Symposium.  Tutorials given before each Special Meeting are designed to set the stage for the Special Meeting topic.  A wide variety of tutorials are offered prior to and throughout the Annual Symposium in lunch time, half day and full day sessions.

Education and Professional Development Colloquium –  This is a fully sponsored event –free to all attendees -- focused on students in OR and Junior Analysts.  Students participate in the Richard E. Rosenthal Analytical Competition and all other participants engage in discussions and activities geared for Professional Development.  A small group of Junior Analysts are invited to share their career path experiences with the attendees, creating an ideal networking and mentorship opportunities.

Lunch & Learn ProgramThese short activities occur on an irregular schedule in the DC area.  They are designed to provide OR analysts an opportunity to learn new skills and/or sharpen their existing analytical skills, focus on career development, and network with peers.

Student-Oriented Webinar Series
 - MORS and the INFORMS Military Applications Society (MAS) have partnered together to offer a series of webinars with topics of particular interest to students and junior analysts.  Live webinars are held every six to ten weeks.  Recordings of these webinars are available on the MORS and MAS websites to either of the Societies membership. 

Junior Analysts are featured in PHALANX - MORS wants all of our members to get introduced to the Junior Analysts and provides a quarterly feature in the widely distributed PHALANX magazine.  Want to be featured or know someone who might benefit?  Contact Joan Taylor.

Below are young analysts featured in recent issues of Phalanx.


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