The Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) thanked Chairman Jay Rockefeller and his colleagues on the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee for introducing legislation for reauthorization of the America COMPETES Act. CNSF states that it is pleased with the proposed five-year budget growth for the National Science Foundation (NSF), which acknowledges the importance of NSF and its dedication to funding research and education across all fields of science, engineering, and mathematics at all education levels.
View the full statement on the CNSF website.
SIAM is a member of the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences (CBMS) which will host a National Forum on building student success in the first two years of college math. The Forum will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Reston, Virginia, on October 5-7, 2014. The Forum features sessions such as the one on Modeling across the Curriculum, organized by SIAM VP for Education Peter Turner.
The forum should be of interest to mathematics department chairs, directors of undergraduate studies in mathematics departments, and anyone with interest in and responsibility for improving the teaching and learning of mathematics in the first two years of college.
The forum will provide information and models for the participants who want to learn more about the needs of today’s students and to take a fresh look at their own curricula. CMBS encourages two-year and four-year colleges, as well as universities to send teams of two or three participants, ideally including the department chair and the director of undergraduate studies or others with primary responsibility for coordination of the major and the service courses taught in the first two years.
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Dear SIAM members,
Did you know that one of the most convenient ways to stay updated about SIAM activities and announcements is through our social media pages? Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to our YouTube channel!
We also have a brand new Google Plus page. Follow us and add us to your circles for updates. Also share interesting articles, events and other activities with us that may be of interest to the larger math community. Read the rest of this entry »
From Science Magazine:
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is turning to scientists to help forecast the next outbreak of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus, announcing its first health-related challenge. DARPA is offering $150,000 for the best new approach. The virus causes high fever, joint and muscle pain, headache, nausea, fatigue, and rash While the infection is very rarely fatal, the painful swelling of joints is usually prolonged and can be disabling. DARPA has a special interest in protecting U.S. soldiers in different parts of the world from being infected.
Read the full story on sciencemag.org.
SIAM Welcomes its Newest Student Chapters:
- Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
- Imperial College London, UK
- National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
- Ohio State University
- RWTH Aachen University, Germany
- University of Cambridge, UK
- University of Ngaoundere, Cameroon
- University of Utah
- Youngstown State University
For information on forming a chapter at your school, go to www.siam.org/students/chapters/start.php
In March 2013, the Executive Committee of the International Mathematical Union (IMU) approved the establishment of an Advisory Group for Women in Mathematics, charged with creating and overseeing a section of the IMU website entitled Women in Mathematics (WiM). Opportunities for women vary widely from country to country and a main aim is to enhance the participation of women in all mathematical communities. The new WiM site will be launched at the International Congress of Women Mathematicians on August 12th, just prior to the International Congress of Mathematicians, at http://www.mathunion.org/wim/.
The site includes information about organizations, people, events, resources and initiatives of interest to women mathematicians worldwide. In order to maximize the usefulness
of this site, we welcome suggestions from the community. Indeed, advice concerning items for inclusion is important to us. Read the rest of this entry »
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Dear SIAM members,
Have a say in who represents SIAM and makes decisions on your behalf! Vote in the SIAM general elections to be held next month. Read more details below.
Also in this issue, read a recap of the SIAM Annual Meeting held in Chicago last month. Read the rest of this entry »
Philadelphia, PA—The 2014 Richard C. DiPrima Prize has been awarded to Thomas D. Trogdon of the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University.
The Richard C. DiPrima Prize is awarded to a junior scientist who has done outstanding research in applied mathematics (defined as those topics covered by SIAM journals) and who has completed his/her doctoral dissertation and all other requirements for his/her doctorate during the period running from three years prior to the award date to one year prior to the award date. Selection is based on the candidates’ dissertations. Read the rest of this entry »
Philadelphia, PA—The Theodore von Kármán Prize, established in 1968, is awarded for a notable application of mathematics to mechanics and/or the engineering sciences made during the five to ten years preceding the award. The award may be given either for a single notable achievement or for a collection of such achievements.
The 2014 Theodore von Kármán Prize is awarded to Weinan E and Richard D. James.
The 2014 award is given to Weinan E for his deep mathematical contributions to fundamental questions in physics ranging from the structure of matter to turbulence, to a rejuvenation of numerical analysis in the light of multiple scales, and for his eclectic and ingenious solutions in scientific computing. Read the rest of this entry »
Philadelphia, PA— Arieh Iserles, Professor in Numerical Analysis of Differential Equations at Cambridge University, is awarded the SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession for his outstanding editorial contributions to applied mathematics.
In 1992, Iserles founded Acta Numerica, an annual volume that publishes seminal review articles in numerical analysis and scientific computing, and has been editor of the volume ever since. Under his guidance and leadership, Acta Numerica has published authoritative articles that are widely read and highly cited, and it has continued to keep pace with rapidly evolving trends in research. Iserles has also made major and long-standing editorial contributions to the Journal of Foundations of Computational Mathematics and the IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis. In all his editorial work, he acts with extraordinary dedication, wisdom and integrity. Read the rest of this entry »