SIAM initiated the Member Get a Member program to encourage SIAM members to invite their colleagues to join SIAM. In 2012, 75 members referred 85 colleagues who joined SIAM as a result. For every member who referred a colleague who subsequently joined SIAM as a new member between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012, both the person making the referral and the new member were entered into a drawing to win a prize. The drawing was held January 23, 2013. The following names were randomly selected from all those eligible to win:
New member Sou Cheng Choi of the University of Chicago won an iPad. Choi joined SIAM after being referred by her colleague SIAM member Lek Heng Lim.
Paramartha Dutta of Kolkata, India won an additional year of SIAM membership. Dutta referred his colleague Koushik Mondal who joined SIAM as a result.
New member Marco Alvarez Vega of the University of Delaware won a free registration to the SIAM conference of his choice. Alvarez was referred by his colleague SIAM member Caio V Soares.
New member Mani Mehra of the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi, India, won a free SIAM book of his choice. Mehra was referred by his colleague SIAM member Vivek K Aggarwal.
You can view the entire list of newly-referred members and the list of members who referred their colleagues here. Thanks to all who participated!