Students - Activities just for you at the 2016 SIAM Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Student Days at the 2016 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 Suzanne Weekes, Worcester Polytechnic Inst), 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 (AN16). 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 Careers in Business, Industry and Government panel, career fair, and evening reception on Monday, the poster session on Tuesday, the community lecture on Wednesday, and the book giveaway and professional development activities on Thursday evening.

Meeting with Leaders and Influencing SIAM (by invitation only)

Student Days 2016 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 11, features events to help you find a job and develop your career. An Industry Panel will offer insights into what it’s like to work in industry. The panel will be followed by a reception for industry representatives and graduate students. The Career Fair, held during two time slots, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM and 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, 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 14.  In addition to panel discussions, 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 The Westin Boston Waterfront now. The hotel has a limited number of rooms available at special rates for students. The deadline to make hotel reservations will be in June 13, 2016. Since reduced rate student rooms often sell out prior to the deadline, we recommend that you make your reservations early!

If you’re looking for a roommate, want to connect with other attendees, etc, please RSVP on Facebook at


Registration will open in mid April, 2016. Students can register for the 2016 SIAM Annual Meeting July 11-14 in Boston, Massachusetts, for the reduced rate of $115 or $130 onsite. Student Days are included.


Student Days Schedule and other Activities of Interest to Students

Sunday, July 10, 2016

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

Welcome Reception

Monday, July 11, 2016

9:30 AM - 4:30 PM Visit the student lounge in the Exhibit Hall
10-30 AM - 12:30 PM Undergraduate Sessions
10-30 AM - 12:30 PM Career Fair
10-30 AM - 12:30 PM

SIAM Communication Doctors, Location: Pavilion - Concourse Level

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM Kovalevsky Prize Lecture
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Career Fair
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM SIAM Communication Doctors, Location: Pavilion - Concourse Level
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM Panel on Careers in Business, Industry and Government
7:15 PM - 9:15 PM Career Fair, Graduate Student, and Industry Reception

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

9:30 AM - 4:30 PM Visit the Student Lounge in the Exhibit Hall
7:00 AM - 8:15 AM

Student Chapter meeting with SIAM Leadership (by invitation only)

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM SIAM Student Chapter Presentations
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM The John von Neumann Lecture
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Students Informal Meeting with Invited Speakers

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Poster Session and Dessert Reception
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM SIAM Communication Doctors, Location: Pavilion - Galleria Level

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

9:30 AM - 4:30 PM Visit the Student Lounge in the Exhibit Hall
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM SIAM Student Chapter Presentations
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Student Paper Prize Winner Presentations
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Reid Prize Lecture
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM MCM Award Winner Presentations
6:15 PM - 8:15 PM I.E. Block Community Lecture & Reception

Thursday, July 14, 2016

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

SIAM Book Giveaway - Exhibit Hall - STUDENTS ONLY

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


Other Important Dates for AN16

January 19, 2016:  Minisymposium Proposal Submissions
February 1, 2016: Contributed Lecture, Minisymposia, Poster and Minisymposteria Abstracts

The travel award deadline for this conference has been extended from February 8, 2016 to February 22, 2016.
February 8, 2016: SIAM Student Travel Award

June 13, 2016: Disconnect time is 4:00 PM EDT

June 13, 2016


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