Recent and Upcoming Spring 2008 Chapter Activities

April 23, 2008

Drexel University Chapter's Riemann Day will be held on May 21 at the Drexel University Mathematics Department, 207 Korman Center. The event includes lunch and talks on "Riemann Hypothesis" by Robert Boyer, "Riemann Method of Integration - Hyperbolic PDEs'" by Douglas Wright, and "Riemannian Geometry'" by Ron Perline.

The State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz Chapter is hosting an "Integration Bee" on May 1. The chapter says that those who have completed Calculus 2 should consider themselves prepared. Join in the fun, the challenge is open to everyone.

The Tufts University Chapter has been hosting several luncheon seminars on the academic job search experience. Speakers included assistant professor Scott MacLachlan and math education graduate student Mara Martinez.

University of Illinois at Chicago Chapter is hosting a SIAM Student Chapter Day on April 28 which will give students the opportunity to present and share their research projects.

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign SIAM chapter co-hosted 2008 Computational Science and Engineering Annual Research Symposium, including a seminar April 16 on "Combinatorial Algorithms Enabling Computational Science" by Erik Boman from the Scalable Algorithms Dept. at Sandia National Laboratories. The chapter also co-sponsored the keynote talk "Discontinuous Glerkin Methods: The Right Tool for CSE?" delivered by Professor Jan Hesthaven of Brown University.

The University of Washington SIAM Chapter is having a poster contest. Undergraduates at the University of Washington are invited to participate in a research session. Travel and registration cost to the Undergraduate Poster Session at the SIAM 2008 Annual Meeting (San Diego July 8, 2008) will be given to the best poster demonstrating research done by the undergraduate in applied or computationalm mathematics.

On April 23, the University of Arizona Chapter of SIAM is hosting a talk by Sumit Mazumdar, Department of Physics at the University of Arizona, on "Repulsive Coulomb Interactions and Unconventional Superconductivity."

The Old Dominion University Chapter of SIAM is hosting a conference on April 18 in Constant Hall. Following registration there will be a meet and greet session. Talks will include "Sensor Networks Opportunities for Basic Research" by Dr. Stephen Olariu, "Brief comparison of three different Lattice Boltzmann Models" by Xingwang Chen, "An Extensible Mathematical Model of Glucose Metabolism" by Caleb Adams, "A comparison of closure rules for the Doi-Hess theory of the liquid crystalline polymers" by Traci Sievenpiper.

For more information on activities of SIAM Student Chapters, go to and click on the link to each chapter's web site.

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