SIAM welcomes the newest student chapters formed at the following schools:
Brigham Young University
California State Polytechnic University Pomona
City University of New York
University of Pennsylvania
Courtesy of NASA Langley Research Center:
The Systems Analysis and Concepts Directorate of the NASA Langley Research Center (Hampton VA) is anticipating an opening of several intern positions via the Pathways program, which provides opportunities for students and recent graduates to be considered for Federal employment. Please see the attached flyer for details. In brief, this is a development program, potentially leading to a research position in civil service. Along with academic work, a student would be working with a NASA mentor on problems of interest.
The currently anticipated positions include one for modeling, design (optimization) and control of complex engineered systems and complex adaptive systems (such as air transportation). For this position, either an M.S. or a Ph.D. student would be considered. Strong background and/or active interest in mathematical modeling, control, optimization, statistics and probability methods for uncertainty management and data analysis are a big plus.
If your current or prospective graduate students would be interested in this program, with a potential of joining NASA research workforce, please let me know at email@example.com and I will send you the link to the job announcement on USAJOBS.gov as soon as it becomes available. Please note that U.S. citizenship is required.
The SIAM GMU chapter participated as graders and proctors for the 2014 Northern Virginia Regional MATHCOUNTS Competition on Saturday, February 1. The 31st annual MATHCOUNTS Competition brought together 467 students from 55 different middle and elementary schools, making this event the largest in the state and one of the largest in the country. MATHCOUNTS is a national enrichment program that promotes mathematics achievement among middle school students. This year’s event was attended by members of the National Board of MATHCOUNTS.
SIAM awarded a total of $39,042 to the following 81 chapters for activities taking place during the 2013-2014 academic year. Activities include seminars, workshops, regional student conferences, guest lectures, special presentations and field trips. For more information, go to http://www.siam.org/students/chapters/current.php and click on the school name for SIAM’s Information Page or click on the home icon to go to the Chapter’s own homepage.
Arizona State University
California State University, Fresno
California State University, Stanislaus
Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic Read the rest of this entry »
SIAM Undergraduate Research Online, SIAM’s web-based publication often referred to as SIURO, publishes outstanding undergraduate research in applied and computational mathematics. Two types of articles can be found in SIURO: papers to which undergraduates have made a significant contribution, and expository (survey) papers of high quality written by a faculty member or researcher for an undergrad audience.
The latest paper by Ling Han Meng, Joseph Geumlek, Holly Chu, Justin Hoogenstyrd under their advisor Ernie Esser is called Contextual Point Matching for Video Stabilization. The paper explores the many videos that suffer from a shaking or moving camera that distract viewers from the subject or scene. The authors describe a process called video stabilization which uses software to fix unwanted movements. Their method attempts to find point correspondences in subsequent frames of footage with great success, according to the authors. Video stabilization not only provides better results compared to other methods, it can also be implemented without significantly increasing computational costs.
Additional papers will be posted online as they are accepted.
From SIAM News, Volume 47, Number 1, January/February 2014
Undergraduates who are looking for summer research opportunities are encouraged to visit the National Science Foundation’s “Search for an REU Site” Web page at http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.cfm and click on the “Mathematical Sciences” link. Students can also find research opportunities in the mathematical sciences that have been identified by SIAM News press time, funded both by NSF and by other institutions, listed below.
***Argonne National Laboratory Student Research Participation Programs, May 27-August 1
***Argonne National Laboratory DOE Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships, May 27-August 1
***Arizona State University Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute Summer Program, June 4-July 25
***Auburn University, TBA
***Boise State University, May 26-August 1
***Brigham Young University, TBA
***California State University, Chico, TBA
***California State University, San Bernadino, June 30-August 22
***Carleton College Summer Mathematics Program for Women Undergraduates, June 22-July 20
***Carnegie Mellon University 2011 Summer Undergraduate Applied Mathematics Institute, May 27-July 22
***Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, June 3-August 9
***College of William and Mary, June 2-July 25
***Cornell University, June 16-August 8
***Department of Homeland Security STEM Summer Internships, May 5-August 29
***East Tennessee State University, TBA
***Emory University, June-July, TBA
***Fairfield University, June 2-July 25
***George Mason University, TBA
***Grand Valley State University, June 15-August 10
***Hope College, June 2-July 25
***ICERM: Summer@ICERM: Geometry and Dynamics, June 16-August 8
***Illinois State University, TBA
***Indiana University Bloomington, June 8-August 2
***Iowa State University, TBA
***Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, June 22-August 22
***James Madison University, June 2-July 25
***Kansas State University, May 27-July 22
***Kent State University, TBA
***Lafayette College, June 1-July 26
***LA-SiGMA REU: Interdisciplinary Research Experiences in Materials Science, end of May 2014-early August; program dates vary by university
***Louisiana State University, on sabbatical in 2014
***LSU Center for Computation and Technology, May 26-August 1
***Macalester College and IMA, June 9-July 18
***Marquette University, TBA
***Mathematical Association of America NREUP, TBA
***Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Summer Program, June 21-August 3
***Miami University (Ohio), June 9-July 25
***Michigan State University, May 28-July 25
***Missouri State University, June 9-August 1
***Mount Holyoke College, TBA
***NIST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program, May 19-August 1
***North Carolina State University, May 27-August 1
***Oakland University, TBA
***Ohio State University Mathematical Biosciences Institute, June 2-August 15
***Ohio Wesleyan University, May 19-July 25
***Oregon State University, June 23-August 15
***Penn State University, July 2-August 13
***Rice University Summer Institute of Statistics, TBA
***Rochester Institute of Technology, TBA
***Rutgers University, DIMACS, June 2-August 2
***Rutgers University DIMACS/DIMATIA, TBA
***Sam Houston State University, TBA
***San Diego State University, June 15-August 9
***Santa Fe Institute, June 8-August 16
***South Dakota State University, June 2-July 26
***SUNY Potsdam/Clarkson University, May 28-July 22
***Texas A&M University, June 2-July 25
***UCLA Logic Center Summer School for Undergraduates, TBA
***University of California, Santa Barbara, June 23-August 15
***University of Maryland, Baltimore County, June 16-August 8
***University of Minnesota, June 16-August 8
***University of Minnesota Duluth, June 8-August 14
***University of Nebraska, Lincoln, TBA
***University of North Carolina, Greensboro, June 2-July 26
***University of Texas at Tyler, TBA
***University of Utah, TBA
***University of Washington, TBA
***University of Wisconsin Stout, June 1-July 26
***University of Wyoming, TBA
***Ursinus College, TBA
***Valparaiso University, May 28-July 30
***Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech, TBA
***Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), TBA
***Willamette University, June 16-August 8
***Williams College, June 16-August 15
***WPI Center for Industrial Mathematics and Statistics, May 28-July 25
Information about REUs in 2014 can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boris Kramer from the Virginia Tech SIAM chapter updates us on a trip to meet industry representatives in the field:
For the first time, the SIAM student chapter at Virginia Tech organized a trip to meet with industry representatives from the Washington DC metropolitan area on October 18th, 2013. In addition to our biweekly seminars with graduate or faculty speakers from science and engineering departments, we already added more to SIAM’s academic component by having our first graduate poster session this past spring. See a SIAM blog post about this event.
However, we felt that SIAM’s “I” component was continuously underrepresented in our activities. To overcome this, we had long been thinking about organizing an event with exposure to industry. However, organizing and making such an event happen requires a lot of work. In our faculty advisor, Dr. Lizette Zietsman, and the Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Mathematics, Dr. Terry Herdman we had two great and very supportive faculty members; without their contacts in industry and experience in organization, this event couldn’t have happened. Read the rest of this entry »
Applications are now being accepted for the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF). The program provides excellent benefits and opportunities to students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields using high-performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems. It provides up to four years of financial support.
Hailing from diverse scientific and engineering disciplines, fellows share a common interest in using computing in their research. Fostering a community of Ph.D. students, alumni, DOE laboratory staff and other scientists, the program attracts those who want to have an impact on the nation while advancing their research.
For more information and to access the online application, please visit the fellowship page.
From the NSF. Please view details here.
NSF has released a new Program Description PD14-7513 titled Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) that provides a mechanism for submitting proposals for research-based and research-generating approaches to:
***Understanding STEM learning;
***Designing, testing, and studying curricular change;
***Wide dissemination and implementation of best practices; and
***Broadening participation of individuals and institutions in STEM fields.
The Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) is collaborating with the Virtual Faculty Collaborative (VFC), a partnership between AAAS, Louisiana State University, and Higher Education Services, to offer several webinars to discuss the IUSE Program.
The IUSE webinars will be held from:
• 1:00-2:30pm (EST) on December 3, 4, and 5; and
• 3:00-4:30pm (EST) on December 10, 11, and 12.
To register for one of these webinars, please access the registration website
Enrollment will be limited to 300 individuals on a first-come, first-served basis. A recorded version of the webinar will be posted later.