Assignment #1

MS/OR in the “real world”


DUE DATE:  (individualized)

10 points



Locate the following journals in the UNCA library:

-         Operations Research

-         Management Science

-         Interfaces


Choose one article from any of these journals to summarize and present.  When you choose the article, check the course web site to be certain that it has not been chosen by someone else.  If it has not, email the title and the author to the instructor so that she can post it on the web.


A 5-minute presentation is fine.  A one-page, single space summary is fine.  Don’t forget the complete citation.


Present your summary to the class on the date that you chose in class on January 18th.  Your paper summary will be due on this same day.


NOTE:  If you need to change your due date, you can do this only by exchanging days with another member of the class.  You will need to take care of this yourself -- the instructor will not make any changes for you.  However, if you get another student to change days with you, please notify the instructor so that it can be changed on the class schedule.