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Student Chapter Funding for 2014-2015

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.

A New Years greeting from the Rochester Institute of Technology chapter.

A New Years greeting from the Rochester Institute of Technology chapter.

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 »

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SIAM Student Chapters to present research at CSE15

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

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Student Chapters Update

chapter_icon-cmyk2015colorsSIAM 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.

Delhi Techological University chapter organized EVOLUTE, a three day technical festival promoting technological growth in a rapidly evolving world. Highlights included an industrial conference on data analytics, poster presentations, and a trivia competition.

Delhi Techological University chapter organized EVOLUTE, a three day technical festival promoting technological growth in a rapidly evolving world. Highlights included an industrial conference on data analytics, poster presentations, and a trivia competition.

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 »

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Recipients named for eighth annual SIAM Student Chapter Certificate of Recognition

Chen-bo Zhu (right; head of NUS’s math department) presenting Jia Li with his Certificate of Recognition for service to the National University of Singapore chapter.

Chen-bo Zhu (right; head of NUS’s math department) presenting Jia Li with his Certificate of Recognition for service to the National University of Singapore chapter.

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 »

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Welcome to the newest SIAM Student Chapters

SIAM welcomes the newest student chapters formed at the following schools:

Brigham Young University

California State Polytechnic University Pomona 

City University of New York

Colorado College

University of Pennsylvania


For more information about forming a chapter at your school, go to and check out the slide show at

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GSMMC 2014: Graduate Student Mathematical Modeling Camp

This is a paid announcement that appeared in SIAM News.

June 17–20, 2014
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at RPI is pleased to announce the 11th annual GSMM Camp. The camp is a four-day informal workshop in which graduate students work in teams on problems brought by invited faculty mentors. The problems, inspired by real problems that arise in industrial applications, span a wide range of mathematics and are designed to promote problem-solving skills while the team approach is designed to promote scientific communication.

Graduate students at all levels are invited to participate. General information and an online application form can be found at Financial support for travel and local accommodations is available.  The application deadline is April 25, 2014.

Graduate students attending the GSMM Camp are also invited to participate in the Mathematical Problems in Industry (MPI) Workshop, to be held at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, June 23–27, 2014.  For further information about MPI 2014, students should visit

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Student Chapter Funding 2013-14

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 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
Auburn University
California State University, Fresno
California State University, Stanislaus
Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic Read the rest of this entry »

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Outstanding undergrad research in SIURO last month

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.

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Summer 2014 Research Opportunities for Undergraduates

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 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


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Student Chapter Funding for 2013-2014

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,, fill it out, and submit to Nancy Snell , Membership Coordinator, by October 1, 2013.

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