SIAM funds student chapter activities

February 5, 2008

SIAM awarded $19,896 to 40 students chapters for activities taking place on local campuses during the 2007-2008 academic year. Planned activities include visiting lecturers, research presentations by undergraduate and graduates students as well as faculty, student paper competitions, field trips to local industry, contests, and social events including the showing of math related movies. Following are some examples of activities being sponsored by SIAM chapters this year.

Drexel University is planning a Reimann Day on May14, 2008 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publishing of the Reimann hypotheses.

The Colorado chapters of SIAM at Boulder, Colorado Springs, and Denver are planning their 4th Front Range Student Conference on March 1, 2008.

The chapters at Auburn, Clemson, Emory, and South Carolina at Columbia recently held the 2nd annual ACES workshop at Auburn University to provide a forum for the presentation of individual student research as well as the exchange of ideas for possible future collaborations between the chapters.

The METU chapter in Turkey plans to organize weekly seminars, offer a series of invited lecturers, and offer a workshop titled "Careers in Mathematics in Turkey."

NCSU chapter plans on offering industry talks by people from Boeing and MIT Lincoln Labs. The chapter sells SIAM travel mugs to raise money for their activities.

Chapters from the University of Texas, Texas Tech, and Rice will be coordinating their 2nd annual TAMMS conference, the Texas Applied Mathematics Meeting for Students.

Stanford Chapter will be hosting its annual SCREAM – the Symposium for Research And Mathematics.

The SUNY New Paltz chapter plans to invite John Hamilton from Kodak Research Labs to present his VLP lecture What does an Industrial Mathematician Do?

The Tufts Chapter is holding a special luncheon with Wiener lecturer Margaret Wright, Chair of the Computer Science Department at NYU.

University of Arizona chapter is hosting the Tucson Kids Club's Math Day.

The UCDavis Chapter is planning Career Night to provide speakers from industry and a Student Research Conference to provide the opportunity for students to offer research on applied math topics.

The UCLA chapter is providing a Graduate Experience Panel to give undergraduate students a chance to ask a panel of graduate students questions about their graduate school experience.

The chapter of the University of Colorado at Boulder presented an episode of Numb3rs, a mathematically-themed crime drama.

The University of Illinois at Chicago sponsored a field trip to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

As part of the worldwide celebration of the life and memory of Gene Golub, the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Chapter is helping to organize a symposium in his honor at UIUC February 29 through March 1, 2008.

Following are the awards for each chapter:

Arizona State University $500

Auburn University $500

California State University, Sacramento $500

Clarkson University $500

Columbia University $500

Drexel University $500

Emory University $500

Middle East Technical University (Turkey) $500

Montclair State University $500

New Jersey Institute of Technology $500

North Carolina State University $500

Oxford University (UK) $500

Purdue University $500

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute $500

Rice University $500

Rochester Institute of Technology $500

Stanford University $500

State University of New York at New Paltz $500

Stevens Institute of Technology $500

Texas Tech University $500

Tufts University $500

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain) $490

University of Arizona $481.08

University of California at Davis $500

University of California, Los Angeles $500

University of Colorado at Boulder $500

University of Colorado at Denver $450

University of Delaware $500

University of Florida $500

University of Illinois at Chicago $475

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign $500

University of Maryland, College Park $500

University of Pittsburgh $500

University of South Carolina at Columbia $500

University of Tennessee $500

University of Texas at Austin $500

University of Washington $500

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University $500

Washington University $500

Worcester Polytechnic Institute $500

For more information about individual chapters, go to the list of current chapters at and click on a chapter. Contact the faculty advisor or officers for that chapter, or visit the chapter's Web site.

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