The Elsie Cropper Award


This award was instituted in memory of Elsie May Cropper, a senior member of the Operational Research Executive (ORE) of British Coal, who died in service in 1989, aged 44 years. Elsie had always been a strong supporter of sandwich students who worked for a year in industry as part of their degree, and the fund set up in her name initially supported grants for books for such students. These grants are no longer offered. The award is now given for the best paper presented at the society’s biennial New to OR conferences. The award takes the form of a replica shield, with the winner’s name being added to the Elsie Cropper Shield, held at the society’s offices.

2017 Elsie Cropper Award Winner

Jordy Batselier, University of Ghent

For the best paper presented at YOR20

The Elise Cropper Memoiral Shield of The OR Society

The Elsie Cropper Memorial Shield

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