Students - Activities just for you at the 2008 SIAM Annual Meeting in San Diego

Student Days at the 2008 SIAM Annual Meeting are days for students and about students. Organizers have got it all covered this year, with activities and sessions where students can meet with both peers and professionals in their field, participate in a career fair, attend an information session on hot areas for jobs and research, and network with SIAM Student Chapters from all over the world.

 

Goals

Organized by the SIAM Education Committee (Chaired by Bill Briggs, retired from University of Colorado at Denver), Student Days are designed to encourage student participation in SIAM, to help students learn more about applied mathematics and computational science as both fields of study and as careers, and to provide a forum for emerging mathematicians to learn about their field from the professionals who know the answers. Organizers also hope to encourage those in the learning community to establish new student chapters of SIAM and to promote interaction between students and SIAM leadership.

Events and Happenings

Student Days sessions include presentations by student chapter representatives.  In addition, students can attend plenary sessions from the SIAM Annual Meeting (AN08) or the SIAM Conference on Imaging Science (IS08). The afternoon features the prestigious John von Neumann lecture, a special minisymposium on undergraduate research in dynamical systems, and a new opportunity for undergraduates to submit posters for the AN08 Poster Session that is accompanied by a dessert reception at 8:00 p.m.  There will also be opportunities to hear presentations by the winners of the SIAM Award in the Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) and the SIAM Student Paper Prizes.

Meeting with Leaders and Influencing SIAM

Student Days 2008 will also feature the Student Chapter Meeting with SIAM Leadership. This meeting gives faculty advisors and student chapter representatives the opportunity to meet with key decision makers to discuss ideas for improving student chapters and ways that SIAM can meet the needs of current and future student members all over the world. Each chapter selects one student to attend the event as its chapter representative.

Finding Jobs for You

Monday, July 7, features events to help you find a job and develop your career. An industry panel at 6:15 p.m. will offer insights into what it’s like to work in industry. The panel will be followed by a Career Fair and a reception for industry representatives and graduate students. The Career Fair provides students the opportunity to interact with prospective employers from government and industry who are specifically interested in SIAM’s unique community. Find out what prospective employers are looking for and what each has to offer. A  Career Fair student guide will soon be available. You might also be interested in attending the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) workshop for Women Graduate Students and Recent PhD’s.

Reservations

Students can register for the 2008 SIAM Annual Meeting July 7-11 in San Diego for the reduced rate of $100. Student Days are included. Online registration opens in April.

Tentative Schedule for Student Days

SIAM Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA

Tuesday, July 8, 2008  
7:00 AM - 8:15 AM Student Chapters breakfast with SIAM Leadership
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM AN08 and IS08 Plenary Sessions
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM AN08 and IS08 Plenary Sessions
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Coffee break
10:30 AM -12:30 PM SIAM Student Chapter Presentations
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM Prizes and Awards Luncheon
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM John von Neumann Lecture
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Coffee break
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Minisymposium on undergraduate research in dynamical systems
8:00 PM -10:00 PM Joint Poster Session (AN08, AWM, IS08) and Dessert Reception, including a new undergraduate poster competition offering prizes for the three best posters demonstrating research done by undergraduates in applied and computational mathematics.

Wednesday, July, 9, 2008

 
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM SIAM/MCM Award Winners Presentations
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM SIAM Student Paper Prize Winners Presentations

 

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