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.
From the Simons Foundation. Please read full announcement here.
The Simons Foundation Division for Mathematics and the Physical Sciences invites applications for the Simons Award for Graduate Students in Theoretical Computer Science program.
Theoretical computer science is unique in that graduate students working independently produce some of the best results in the field. With the Simons Award for Graduate Students, the foundation seeks to identify and support these emerging stars by providing additional support to enable them to freely pursue their research interests. The award is not intended to replace the regular academic-year support of these outstanding students.
Applicants must be graduate students who have completed two, three or four years at a U.S. or Canadian institution of higher education with a track record of outstanding results in theoretical computer science. There are no citizenship requirements.
Up to 10 awards will be made annually. Applicants must apply through proposalCENTRAL. The deadline to apply is February 12, 2014, at midnight EST.
SIAM provided over $39,500 to 85 chapters to support activities during the 2012-2013 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 2012-2013 academic year.
On April 27-28, college math students in the greater Chicago area convened at the first annual Chicago Area SIAM Student Conference (CASSC), hosted by the University of Illinois at Chicago. The event was a collaboration between the SIAM chapters of UIC, Northwestern University, and Illinois Institute of Technology. It featured three plenary speakers, numerous talks from graduate students, a poster session, and a career panel. Next year’s conference will be held next spring at Northwestern University. Read the rest of this entry »
The AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships provide a learning opportunity to explore the intersection of science and policy. Fellows bring a common interest in learning about science policy and a willingness to apply their training in new arenas. Fellows serve in yearlong assignments in congressional offices and federal agencies in the Washington, D.C. region.
AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships is pleased to announce the launch of a new program area. The Big Data & Analytics program track will focus on a broad range of policy making and implementation challenges by applying analytical skills to data and trend analysis issues from infrastructure, technology, quality control, and presentation, to security, integrity, and ethics. Anticipated placement opportunities include any federal agency in Washington, D.C. that partners with the AAAS S&T Policy Fellowships®. The program is open to applicants who hold a doctoral level degree in any scientific, social science, health/medical or engineering discipline.
Application deadline for the 2014-15 fellowship year is November 1. To learn more about the S&T Policy fellowships please visit the AAAS fellowships page.
Undergraduate seniors planning to pursue graduate study and beginning graduate students are encouraged to apply to the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), which provides fellowships to individuals selected early in their graduate careers based on their demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering. The program provides three years of support for graduate study that is in a field within the NSF’s mission and leads to a research-based master’s or doctoral degree.
Please view details on the NSF site.
Full Proposal Deadline Date: November 5, 2013 for mathematical sciences applications
The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States.
SIAM is accepting requests for funding for up to $500 per SIAM Student Chapter for projects taking place on campus during the 2013-2014 academic year. Download the “Request for Funding” at http://www.siam.org/students/chapters/funding.php,, fill it out, and submit to Nancy Snell , Membership Coordinator, by October 1, 2013.
The Computer Science and Mathematics (CSM) Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is inviting applications for the Alston S. Householder Fellowship in mathematics and scientific computing. This prestigious Fellowship offers an excellent opportunity to conduct exceptional and innovative research in mathematics, statistics and scientific computing, for applications of national priority, utilizing the world’s most powerful extreme scale computing platforms, including TITAN.
For details and to apply, please visit the ORNL page.