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SIAM Pacific Northwest Section

SIAM Pacific Northwest Section serves the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. and Canada, defined here to comprise the states of Idaho, Oregon and Washington, and the province of British Columbia.

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Purpose and Activities

Section Purpose

Since its formation in 2016, the SIAM Pacific Northwest Section has aimed to bring together the different communities of the Pacific Northwest that are active in industrial and applied mathematics. Its goals are to enhance communication among its members, to promote collaboration for both basic research and applications of mathematics to industry and science, and to support the SIAM mission in the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. and Canada.


The section holds a biennial section meeting as well as a variety of seminars and workshops. The section hopes to foster additional activity, while providing a more formal framework for some of the existing activities, and an expanding network for communication and collaboration for SIAM members in the Pacific Northwest. In addition, the section helps to encourage the creation of new SIAM student chapters and the interaction between different student chapters. The Pacific Northwest is home not only to much applied mathematics, but also to industries and labs that rely extensively on applied and industrial mathematics.

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Oregon State University
Vice President

Seattle University

Simon Fraser University

Boise State University



Congratulations to our new Pacific Northwest Section Officers. Thank you to all who ran on the ballot and participated in the election.




Cascade 2018 RAIN Meeting

The SIAM Pacific Northwest Section sponsored event, Cascade RAIN 2018 Meeting, was held at Portland State University on April 7, 2018.

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President Bernard Deconinck, University of Washington
Vice President Malgorzata Peszynska, Oregon State University
Treasurer Leming Qu, Boise State University
Secretary Ben Adcock, Simon Fraser University

SIAM Pacific Northwest Section Biennial Meeting

Oregon State University, October 27-29, 2017

SIAM Pacific Northwest Section sponsored event, West Coast Optimization Meeting (WCOM 17)

Simon Fraser University, September 15-16, 2017

SIAM Pacific Northwest Section sponsored event, Cascade RAIN 2017 Meeting

Simon Fraser University on April 8, 2017