Two management engineering teams won the top two awards in the undergraduate category at this year's Canadian Operations Research Society (CORS) 2015 Student Paper Competition held in Montreal. A third team placed in the competition's top five. All the students' papers were also their 2015 Waterloo Engineering Capstone Design projects.
Winners of the first prize in the undergraduate category were Zhara Bodla, Ahad Ismail, Ra’ad Daoud and AbdulRehman Shaheen for their paper entitled Redesigning Fischer Canada’s Facility Layout and Scheduling Operations. Faculty advisor for the team was Fatma Gzara.
Honourable mention in the undergraduate category went to Jordan Moreau, Ian Gresel, Mohamed Hashem and Andrew Scott for their paper Feeding Iqaluit: a Consolidated Shipment Ordering System. Faculty advisors for the team were Jim Bookbinder and Stan Dimitrov.
"This was a competition that we've had our eye on since the introduction of the management engineering program (2007)," said Samir Elhedhli, chair of management sciences. "This is just the start."