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With thanks to student paper competition co-chairs Suvrat Dhanorkar, Mike Galbreth, Aditya Vedantam, and the reviewers, we are pleased to announce the winners of 2019 College of Sustainable Operations Student Paper Award.

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This year's College Mini-Conference will take place on May 2, one day before the POMS main conference, in the Washington DC Hilton.
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The Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) College of Sustainable Operations invites applications to the 2018 Student Paper Competition.

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2018 College of Sustainable Operations Student Paper Award

With thanks to Ioannis Bellos, Michael Lim and the reviewers, we are pleased to announce the winners of 2018 College of Sustainable Operations Student Paper Award.

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The mission of the College of Sustainable Operations is to create a community of researchers, educators and practitioners sharing a common interest in the application of operations management principles and tools for improving environmental, social and economic sustainability. The prime objective is to foster the creation and dissemination of knowledge to improve our understanding of the issues at the interface between sustainability and operations, and to develop tools that can aid in organizational decision-making in both business and non-profit sectors. The College embraces theoretical and empirical research, practical applications and projects, field studies as well as teaching and pedagogical material.

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2018 Best Student Paper Competition

Results for the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) College of Sustainable Operations 2018 Student Paper Competition.

1st Place
Anna Sáez De Tejada Cuenca
UCLA Anderson School of Management
Paper Title: Can Brands Claim Ignorance? Unauthorized Subcontracting in Apparel Supply Chains

2nd Place
Ali Fattahi
UCLA Anderson School of Management
Paper Title: Peak Load Energy Management Problem

Honorable Mention
Sanjith Gopalakrishnan
Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia
Paper Title: Consistent Allocation of Emission Responsibility in Energy Supply Chains


College of Sustainable Operations Mini-Conference 2018

This year's College Mini-Conference was held on May 3, before the 2018 POMS Annual Conference in Houston. The event kicked off with a panel discussion of pollution issues in the state of Texas, organized by Luke Metzger, the Executive Director of Environment Texas. Panelists included researchers and legal experts on issues ranging from clean water to air pollution, Superfund sites, and environmental justice. After this discussion, the group participated in a "Toxic Texas" bus tour of local Superfund sites, guided by volunteers from Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services. Overall, the Mini-Conference was a resounding success, thanks to the work of coorganizers Neil Geismar and James Abbey of Texas A&M University.

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