An outstanding collection of invited speakers have been selected to highlight the role of mathematics and computation in science and engineering. They will speak about exciting new work in the areas of Control of Large Systems, Environmental Modeling, Multidisciplinary Design Optimization, Biology and Chemistry. To underscore the role of education in this area, an entire day has been devoted to educational themes.
I wish to thank the members of the organizing committee for their efforts in assembling this fine program. I also wish to acknowledge the enthusiastic efforts of our president, Margaret Wright, as well as the SIAM staff to help make this a successful meeting.
I and the organizing committee hope that the meeting and your visit to Charlotte are stimulating, exciting and enjoyable. We look forward to seeing you there.
Danny C. Sorensen