AWM Workshop: Focus on
Research and Career Experiences

Wednesday Evening, May 12 - Friday, May 14, 1999

held in conjunction with the Sixth SIAM Conference on Optimization (May 10-12, 1999)
and the 1999 SIAM Annual Meeting (May 12-15, 1999),
Sheraton Spirit of Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia

The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) plans a workshop from Wednesday evening through mid-day Friday, May 12-14, 1999. These events are held in conjunction with the 1999 SIAM Annual Meeting and the Sixth SIAM Conference on Optimization. AWM and SIAM welcomes your participation.

The sessions focus on showcasing the research of women graduate students and postdoctoral mathematicians and helping individuals to prepare for careers in mathematical sciences. Our first session is a minisymposium which focuses on career planning and opportunities. The workshop also has three research minisymposia presented by postdoctoral mathematicians and a poster session presented by graduate students. In addition, starting off our events on Wednesday evening will be a dinner.

There is NO registration fee for this AWM workshop. The minisymposia and poster session are open to all SIAM meeting attendees. Pre-registration for the AWM dinner is required. Tickets on-site will be very limited. Individuals can inquire about dinner ticket availability by contacting the AWM Office, 4114 Computer and Space Sciences Bldg., University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-2461; phone 301-405-7892 or email awm@math.umd.edu. For further information on the workshop, contact the workshop chairperson, Suzanne Lenhart (lenhart@math.utk.edu) or Dawn Wheeler at the AWM Office (awm@math.umd.edu).

Program as of March 5, 1999

LOCATION: Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
[ rooms below subject to change \/ ]

Wednesday, May 12, 1999

8:30 PM-11:00 PM
Savannah Room
AWM DINNER BANQUET
[see AWM staff on-site for ticket availability or email awm@math.umd.edu prior to the meeting]

Thursday, May 13, 1999

10:45 AM-12:45 PM
Capitol North
AWM MINISYMPOSIUM ON STRATEGIES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR SUCCESS (MS23)
Organizer: Suzanne Lenhart, University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Tamara G. Kolda, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

3:45 PM-5:45 PM
Georgia 8
AWM MINISYMPOSIUM ON MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY (MS36)
Organizer: Suzanne M. Lenhart, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

3:45 PM-5:45 PM
AWM Minisymposium (MS35)
[this minisymposium has been combined with MS48]

Friday, May 14, 1999

10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Georgia 7
AWM MINISYMPOSIUM ON PDEs/OPTIMIZATION AND APPLICATIONS (MS48)
Organizer: Tamara Kolda, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Elsa Newman, Marymount University

12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Georgia 8
AWM POSTER SESSION - poster presentations by invited female Graduate Students
[AWM will have refreshment items available during the poster session.]

Graduate Student Presenters:

Deborah Alterman, University of Michigan
"Diffractive Nonlinear Geometric Optics for Short Pulses"

Orna Amir, University of Arizona
"A New Method for Solving the Stochastic Nonlinear Unsaturated Flow Problem"

Julie A. Byrne, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
"Dynamics of Low Amplitude Resonant Light-Matter Interaction"

Deborah Goldman, University of California, Berkeley
"On Protein Folding and Protein Structure Comparison"

Katharine Gurski, University of Maryland, College Park
"Eigenvalue Analysis of Internal Wave Modes in a Viscous Fluid"

Victoria E. Howle, Cornell University
"An Iterative Method for Solving Complex-Symmetric Systems Arising in Electric Power Modeling"

Eleanor W. Jenkins, North Carolina State University
Updated"Multilevel Schwarz Preconditioners Applied to Groundwater Flow Problems"

Eunok Jung, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
"2-D Simulations of Valveless Pumping Using the Immersed Boundary Method"

Gema A. Mercado, University of Arizona
"Modeling hotspot dynamics in microwave heating"

Rebecca Segal, North Carolina State University
"Mathematical MOdel of Airflow in a Child's Lung"

Alexandra Smirnova, Kansas State University
"Continuous regularization of nonlinear ill-posed problems"

Lih-Ing Wu, Purdue University
"Possible Codimension Three Bifurcation in an Epidemic Model"

AWM is grateful to SIAM and their Conference Department for all their efforts on behalf of the workshop and all AWM activities. AWM also wishes to thank all the AWM members who volunteered their time and expertise for these activities. A special thank you is extended to Professor Suzanne Lenhart (University of Tennessee, Knoxville; lenhart@math.utk.edu) who kindly served as the 1999 Workshop Chairperson. AWM also wishes to express its gratitude to the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) for support of the AWM workshop.

Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)
4114 CSS Bldg., College Park, MD 20742-2461

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