16-17 April 2019
Lockheed Martin Global Vision Center
2121 Crystal Dr.
Arlington, VA 22202
The Education and Professional Development Colloquium is an annual event designed to bring together students, junior analysts, and senior professionals to provide mentoring and professional development opportunities. The theme of this year’s Education and Professional Development Colloquium will be "The Life Cycle of a Question." Speakers will be discussing the difference between being an ORSA on a staff vs. being in an analytical agency vs. university/FFRDC. The purpose of the EPD is to expose undergrad students to opportunities to perform operational research work in National Security settings. Students do this by participating in the Richard E. Rosenthal competition. The Rosenthal Student Competition is a “quick reaction analysis” competition which allows students from all participating institutions to work on an OR problem together, demonstrate their skills and learn different ways to approach a problem toward a team solution. Young analysts who participate will learn about different formal education expectations of military, government civilians, private industry employees, and academics. Additionally, you will learn informal skill expectations and considerations for moving between careers. This year's EPD will bring together speakers, practitioners, and students of operations research for an overdue look at military operations research beyond the military operation.
- Richard E. Rosenthal Student Competition
An intercollegiate competition of quick turn analysis and student presentations on complex National Security issues.
- Student Academic Work Poster Competition
Students prepare visual presentations of their project work and answer questions "on their feet."
- Speed Mentoring Sessions
Active analysts serve as mentors to young analysts and students in quick round-robin format.
- Young Analyst Panel discussion
Newly employed analysts talk about their journey from academia to industry or government service.
- Student Presentation Opportunity
An opportunity for students to showcase and explain their research, build their presentation skills and scholarship.