Students - Activities just for you at the 2014 SIAM Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Student Days at the 2014 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 (AN14). 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 blitz and poster session on Wednesday, 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 2014 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 member 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 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 10.  In addition to a panel discussion, there will be an opportunity to network with professionals in the field.


If you plan to attend Student Days or the SIAM Annual Meeting, you can reserve your room at the The Palmer House starting in January 2014. The hotel has a limited number of rooms available at special rates for students. The deadline to make hotel reservations will be in June 16, 2014. 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, 2014. Students can register for the 2014 SIAM Annual Meeting July 7-11 in Chicago, Illinois, for the reduced rate of $110 or $125 onsite. Student Days are included.


Draft Student Days Schedule and other Activities of Interest to Students

Sunday, July 6, 2014

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

Welcome Reception

Monday, July 7, 2014

9:30 AM - 4:30 PM Visit the student lounge in the Exhibit Hall
10-30 AM - 12:30 PM Undergraduate Presentations
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Undergraduate Presentations
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM Industry Panel
7:15 PM - 9:15 PM Career Fair, Graduate Student Reception

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

7:00 AM - 8:15 AM

Student Chapter meeting with SIAM Leadership (by invitation only)

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

SIAM Student Chapter Presentations (MS37) - Room: Salon 6 - 3rd Floor
Organizer: Peter Turner, Clarkson University

  • Solving Differential Algebraic Equations Using Structural Analysis Based Dummy Derivatives, Ross McKenzie, Cardiff University, Wales, UK
  • A Mathematical Model of an Arterial Wall, Marek Netušil, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • A Linear Quadratic Programming Method for Nonlinear Model Predictive Control, Felix Lenders, Heidelberg University, Germany
  • Mathematical Model of Transplant Rejection:  Roles of T cells, Antigen Presenting Cells, and Cytokines, Andrew Maturo, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, USA
  • Qualitative and Asymptotic Theory of Detonations, Luiz Faria, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, Saudi Arabia
  • A Mathematical Model for the Sexual Selection of Extravagant and Costly Mating Displays, Sara Clifton, Northwestern University, USA
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM Visit the student lounge in the Exhibit Hall
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Coffee break
11:00 AM - 11:45 PM

AN14 invited speakers

12:45 PM - 2:15 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

6:15 PM - 7:00 PM Funding Agency Panel

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM       

SIAM Student Chapter Presentations (MS68) - Room: Salon 6 - 3rd Floor
Organizer: Peter Turner, Clarkson University

  • Well-Balanced Positivity Preserving Central-Upwind Scheme for the Shallow Water System with Friction Terms, Shumo Cui, Tulane University, USA
  • Membrane Deformation by Protein Inclusions, Graham Hobbs, University of Warwick, UK
  • Stochastic Diffusion Processes in Systems Biology, Lina Meinecke, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • A Smoothing Trust Region Filter Algorithm for Nonsmooth Nonconvex Least Squares Problems, Yang Zhou, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
  • Modeling Feral Hogs in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Benjamin Levy, University of Tennesse, USA
  • Mathematical Modelling of  Wind Turbines, Andre Candido, State University of New York at New Paltz, USA
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM Visit the student lounge in the Exhibit Hall
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Coffee break
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM  AN14 Invited Speakers
11:50 AM - 12:30 PM 

Poster Blitz

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Poster Session
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM   Lunch break
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM AN14 Invited speaker
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Reid Prize Lecture
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Coffee break
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

2014 SIAM/MCM Award winners presentations

5:00 PM- 6:00 PM 2014 SIAM Student Paper Prize winners presentations
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM I.E. Block Community Lecture
7:15 PM - 8:15 PM Community Reception

Thursday, July 10, 2014

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 AN14

January 6, 2014:    Minisymposium proposals
January 27, 2014:  Abstracts for contributed (including posters) and minisymposium speakers

January 20, 2014: SIAM Student Travel Award and Post-doc/Early Career Travel Award Applications

June 9, 2014: Disconnect time is 4:00 PM EDT

June 16, 2014


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