Students - Activities just for you at the 2013 SIAM Annual Meeting in San Diego

Student Days at the 2013 SIAM Annual Meeting is a day 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.



Organized by the SIAM Education Committee (Chaired by Peter Turner, Clarkson University), 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 and the winners of the SIAM Award in the Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) and the SIAM Student Paper Prizes.  In addition, students can attend plenary sessions from the SIAM Annual Meeting (AN13) or the SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications (CT13). Other activities that will enhance the meeting for students include a special orientation prior to Sunday’s welcome reception, a student lounge, and a session for students with selected conference invited speakers. Other activities that will be of interest to students include the industrial panel and career fair on Monday, the poster session and dessert reception on Tuesday, the community lecture on Wednesday, and the book giveaway and professional development activities on Thursday.

Meeting with Leaders and Influencing SIAM (by invitation only)

Student Days 2013 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 8, features events to help you find a job and develop your career. An industry panel organized by SIAM Vice President for Industry, Thomas Grandine, 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 be available online in the spring. Professional development evening is Thursday, July 11.  In addition to a panel discussion, there will be an opportunity to network with professionals in the field. You might also be interested in attending the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) workshop for graduate students and recent PhD’s.


If you plan to attend Student Days or the SIAM Annual Meeting, you can reserve your room at the Town and Country Resort starting in January 2013. The hotel has a limited number of rooms available at special rates for students. The deadline to make hotel reservations will be in June 10, 2013. Since reduced rate student rooms often sell out prior to the deadline, we recommend that you make your reservations early!


Registration will open in mid April, 2013. Students can register for the 2013 SIAM Annual MeetingJuly 8-12 in San Diego, California, for the reduced rate of $110 or $125 onsite. Student Days are included.


Student Days Schedule and other Activities of Interest to Students

Sunday, July 7, 2013

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Student Orientation
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Welcome Reception

Monday, July 8, 2013

9:30 AM - 4:30 PM Visit the student lounge in the Exhibit Hall
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

SIAM Student Chapter Presentations MS20
Organizer: Peter Turner, Clarkson University

  • Survival Analysis on Patients with Chronic Hepatitis B: Modeling the Onset of Liver Cancer, James Stinecipher, California State University, Fresno, USA
  • Modeling and Computations for Multiscale Eddy Current Problems, Xue Jiang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Computational Mathematics and Scientific/Engineering Computing, China
  • Humans Make Suboptimal Decisions in Face of Structured Input, Manisha Bhardwaj, University of Houston, USA
  • Parallel and Approximate Methods for Solving Eikonal Equations, Adam Chacon, Cornell University, USA
  • A Study of the Cochlea Using the Immersed Boundary Method, Will Ko, Simon Frasier University, Canada
  • Finite Element Methods for the Evolution Problem in General Relativity, Vincent Quenneville-Belair, University of Minnesota
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM Industry Panel
7:15 PM - 9:15 PM Career Fair, Graduate Student Reception

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

7:00 AM - 8:15 AM

Student Chapter meeting with SIAM Leadership (by invitation only)

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

AN13 and CT13 Invited Speaker sessions

9:30 AM - 4:30 PM Visit the student lounge in the Exhibit Hall
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Coffee break
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

SIAM Student Chapter Presentations MS33
Organizer: Peter Turner, Clarkson University

  • The Flag of Best Fit as a Representative for a Collection of Linear Subspaces of Rn, Possibly of Varying Dimension, Tim Marrinan, Colorado State University, USA
  • Wavelet Frame Based CT Image Reconstructions, Jia Li, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • High Order Fréchet Derivatives of a Matrix Function and Applications, Sam Relton, University of Manchester, UK
  • A Hamilton-Jacobi Equation for the Continuum Limit of Non-dominated Sorting, Jeffrey Calder, University of Michigan, USA
  • Modeling immunotherapy of the tumor - immune interaction, Joseph Ferrara, University of North Florida, USA
  • A Globally Convergent Numerical Method for Optical Tomography Inverse Problem, Pengcheng Xiao, University of Texas at Arlington, USA

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

Students informal meeting with Invited Speakers

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Joint Poster Session (AN13, AWM, CT13) and Dessert Reception

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM       

AN13 and CT13 Invited Speaker sessions

9:30 AM - 4:30 PM Visit the student lounge in the Exhibit Hall
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Coffee break
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM 

2013 SIAM Student Paper Prize winners presentations

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM   Lunch break
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM AN13 Past President’s Lecture
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM AN13 Plenary Reid Prize Lecture
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Coffee break
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

2013 SIAM/MCM Award winners presentations

6:15 PM - 7:15 PM I.E. Block Community Lecture
7:15 PM - 8:15 PM Community Reception

Thursday, July 11, 2013

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

SIAM Book Giveaway - Exhibit Hall STUDENTS ONLY

6:15 PM - 9:15 PM Professional Development Evening


Other Important Dates for AN13

January 7, 2013:    Minisymposium proposals
January 28, 2013:  Abstracts for contributed (including posters) and minisymposium speakers

January 21, 2013: SIAM Student Travel Award and Post-doc/Early Career Travel Award Applications

June 10, 2013: Disconnect time is 4:00 PM EDT

June 10, 2013


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