The Member-Get-a-Member program encourages SIAM members to invite their colleagues to join SIAM. This past year, 88 members referred 90 colleagues who joined SIAM as a result. For every member who referred a colleague who then joined SIAM as a new member during 2014, both the person making the referral and the new member were entered into a drawing to win a prize. Congratulations to the following people, whose names were randomly selected on February 2, 2015, from all who were eligible. (Each member who made a successful referral will also receive a SIAM tshirt.)
William L Kath of Northwestern University won an iPad. Kath referred his colleague Aushra Abouzeid, who joined SIAM as a result.
Brent Nelson of Northeastern University won a free year of SIAM membership. He referred his colleague Yang-Hui He of the City University, London, who joined SIAM as a result.
New member Sukhdev Singh of Lovely Professional University in Jalandhar Punjab, India, won a free registration to the SIAM conference of his choice. He joined SIAM after being referred by his colleague, SIAM member Dilbaj Singh.
New member August Johansson of Simula Research Laboratory in Oslo, Norway, won a free SIAM book of his choice. He joined SIAM after being referred by his colleague, SIAM member Anders Logg.
Thanks to all who participated!
A new contest starts now, so refer your colleagues for a chance to win next year.
SIAM awarded over $46,000 to 95 chapters for activities taking place throughout the 2014-2015 academic year. Many of SIAM’s Student Chapters have weekly or biweekly meetings, seminars, invited speakers, workshops, field trips to companies and labs, and other interesting activities. Below are a few exciting events our chapters held in fall 2014 or plan to do in spring 2015.
The Cardiff University chapter hosted their Third SIAM Chapter Day on January 15. Doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers from Cardiff University and other universities were invited to showcase their research in a poster presentation. Guest lecturers included Des Higham (University of Strathclyde), Kevin Glazebrook (University of Lancaster), and Peter Wells (Cardiff University). The chapter also hosts regular seminars given by junior or postdoctoral researchers in mathematics or engineering. Read the rest of this entry »
For the past 12 years, SIAM student chapters have been invited to send representatives to the SIAM Annual Meeting as part of Student Days to present their research in special minisymposia sessions organized by SIAM Education Committee. Since there is no SIAM annual meeting in 2015 in support of ICIAM 2015 in Beijing, chapters have been invited to send representatives to the 2015 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE15) in March, in Salt Lake City to participate in Student Days.
The student chapter presentations at CSE15, organized by SIAM’s Vice President for Education Rachel Levy of Harvey Mudd College, will be on Sunday, March 15, 2015 in Room 254C as follows:
9:10 AM – 10:50 AM SIAM Student Chapter Presentations
- System Architecture for a Cooperative Fleet of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), Stacey Joseph-Ellison, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA
- Affirmative Actions in Education Creating Division and Inefficiency Among Beneficiary Groups in India, Aprant Ajay, Delhi Techinical University, India
- Interfacial Motion by Mean Curvature in Liquid Crystals, Amy Spicer, University of Bath, UK
- Theory and Computation for Bilinear Quadratures, Christopher A. Wong, University of California, Berkeley, USA
- Survival Probability of Beneficial Mutations in Bacteria, Anna Zhu, Western University Canada, Canada
- On Strategic Defense in Stochastic Networks, Ryan White, Florida Institute of Technology, USA
1:30 PM – 3:10 PM SIAM Student Chapter Presentations
- Sublinear Preconditioners for the 2D Helmholtz Equation, Leonardo Zepeda-Núñez, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
- Solving the Heat Equation with Wavelets, Anne Reinarz, University of Reading, UK
- Analysis of a Heterogeneous Multiscale Method for Poroelasticity, Paul Delgado, University of Texas at El Paso, USA
- Experimental Analysis of the Performance of GeoClaw, AnuGA and SurfWB-UC Numerical Models for the Simulation of Tsunami Inundation Phenomena, José Galaz, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile
- Stabilization in Relation to Wavenumber in HDG Methods, Nicole Olivares, Portland State University, USA
- Incompressible Flow and (Stabilised) Mixed Finite Element Methods on Highly Stretched Meshes, Andreas Wachtel, University of Strathclyde, UK
Other activities that will enhance the meeting for students include a special orientation prior to Friday’s welcome reception, a career panel and full day career fair featuring non-academic employers on Saturday, professional development sessions and reception Saturday evening, a student lounge, sessions on Undergraduate Research on Monday, poster blitz and posters sessions on Monday and Tuesday, and a session for students with selected conference invited speakers on Tuesday. For more information on Student Days, go to http://www.siam.org/meetings/cse15/studentday.php.
SIAM is pleased to announce new officers for several activity groups. Officers began their terms on January 1 and will serve 2-year terms through the end of 2016.
SIAG on Analysis of Partial Differential Equations (SIAG/APDE) – Chair: Helena Nussenzveig Lopes; Vice Chair: Dejan Slepcev; Program Director: Lia Bronsard; Secretary: Becca Thomases
SIAG on Computational Science and Engineering (SIAG/CSE) – Chair: Lois Curfman McInnes; Vice Chair: Hans De Sterck; Program Director: Jan Hesthaven; Secretary: Suzanne Shontz
SIAG on Financial Mathematics and Engineering (SIAG/FME) – Chair: Michael Ludkovski; Vice Chair: Sebastian Jaimungal; Program Director: Tim Leung; Secretary: Alex Schied
SIAG on Geosciences (SIAG/GS) – Chair: Carol Woodward; Vice Chair: Juan Restrepo; Program Director: Jorn Behrens; Secretary: Jodi Mead
SIAG on Life Sciences (SIAG/LS) – Chair: Richard Bertram; Vice Chair: Sue Ann Campbell; Program Director: Samuel Isaacson; Secretary: Andrea Barreiro
SIAG on Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures (SIAG/NWCS) – Chair: Thomas Bridges; Vice Chair: Robert Pego; Program Director: Annalisa Calini; Secretary: Jon Wilkening
SIAG on Uncertainty Quantification (SIAG/UQ) – Chair: Andrew Stuart; Vice Chair: Serge Guillas; Program Director: Clayton Webster; Secretary: Youssef Marzouk
SIAG on Education – Chair: Peter Turner; Vice-Chair: Jeff Humpherys; Secretary: Ben Galluzzo; Program Director: Padhu Seshaiyer
The recently published report from the TPSEMath group (Transforming Post-Secondary Education in Mathematics) addresses the issues to be discussed at the upcoming CBMS Council meeting on December 5 and provides excellent background reading for the discussions planned for the CBMS meeting. It frames the issues well, discusses specific findings, makes recommendations, and includes brief description of some of the ongoing efforts at transformation. The report is available online. We will have hard copies for all attendees at the meeting (thanks to Tara Holm for making these available). All the slides of the presentations from last month’s CBMS Forum focusing on these issues are also available on the CBMS website.
SIAM provided close to $40,000 to 87 chapters to support activities during the 2013-2014 academic year. The activities that they planned were limited only by their imaginations. Here are some of the exciting activities that SIAM chapters sponsored during the 2013-2014 academic year.
On April 26, the California State University, Fresno chapter hosted Math Field Day, an event aimed at promoting mathematics to middle and high school students. The event drew roughly 600 participants who got to compete in events testing their speed, problem solving, and ability to work in teams. The chapter also participated in Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement on February 22, volunteering to guide middle and high school students from disadvantaged areas in group sessions on robotics, rockets, and catapult and bridge building, among other topics. Read the rest of this entry »
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
A proposal to form a SIAM Activity Group (SIAG) on Education was approved by the SIAM Council and Board at their meeting earlier this month. The SIAG will officially start operation on January 1, 2015.
The proposed SIAG will focus on all aspects promoting excellence in applied mathematics educational programs, courses and practice. Broadly inclusive, it will cover industrial mathematics, computational science, modeling, data sciences, applied statistics and the application domains. The primary focus will be undergraduate education but extension of this to graduate and pre-college education is included. A key activity will be to hold a regular conference. Read the rest of this entry »
The annual business meeting of members of SIAM will be held on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at 7:15-8:00 PM in the Grand Ballroom on 4th Floor of The Palmer House, during the upcoming SIAM Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. Participation is open to all SIAM members. The meeting will be chaired by SIAM President Irene Fonseca and will include a review of SIAM activities, finances, and plans for the future. Refreshments will be served.
SIAM Student Chapter certificates of recognition have been awarded to 66 students who have made outstanding contributions to their SIAM student chapters. This program recognizes the importance of student contributions in creating and sustaining exciting chapters, acknowledges students’ efforts within the greater SIAM community, and provides a noteworthy commendation for students to add to their records for career building.
SIAM congratulates all of the recipients and thanks them for their contributions to the development and growth of SIAM student chapters. Read the rest of this entry »