The Tisdale Graduate Research Prize
MORS presents a Graduate Research Prize to an OR student in the graduating class at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). The OR faculty at NPS establish the specific standards for the Prize and select the winner for each class.
The Military Operations Research Society Stephen A. Tisdale Prize in honor of LCDR Stephen A. Tisdale, the winner of the Prize in September 1989 who was killed in a military aircraft accident on March 21, 1991 while serving with Patrol Squadron 50. The primary criterion for the award is research that leads to demonstration of, or potential for, increased operating effectiveness of currently available or near term assets (as opposed to refinement of quantitative techniques or future system requirement definition and acquisition support). Research in areas other than those applied to current or near term forces may be considered for the award if the results are clearly of far-ranging impact on the mission(s) of the service(s) concerned.