2022 June

This month our Vice President Prof Christina Pagel looks at why many girls are not attracted to STEM subjects; Tim Gent of Transport Modelling has a confession to make; and we say a big 'thank you' to our wonderful volunteers.

Women, girls, maths and OR

At the end of April 2022, while giving evidence to the parliamentary Science and Technology committee, Katharine Birbalsingh, a head teacher and Chair of the government’s Social Mobility Commission, was asked why this was, particularly in reference to her own school where only 14 percent of Physics A-level students were female. She replied that they just didn’t like it and were put off by the hard maths

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Asking ‘Why’ as a career

I have a confession to make. It’s been bothering me for some time, and now I’m going to get it off my chest. I am an imposter. I know everyone has imposter syndrome these days, but I really am.

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Volunteers’ Week. A time to say thanks

Volunteers’ Week is a chance for The OR Society to celebrate our volunteers and say thank you for the fantastic contribution they make. We would like to use this time to acknowledge all those who give their time to The OR Society, the membership and the wider OR community.

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Applying genetic algorithms to supply chains

Supply chain management (SCM) involves managing upstream and downstream relationships with suppliers and clients. Optimising supply chains involves the making of inventories that are ready according to the customer’s demands and the need for cost-efficient fulfilment. SCMs must also be capable of enhancing response towards changes such as economic crises and government guideline changes.

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