Reports


SIAM-published reports offer in-depth information from experts on everything from educational issues like non-academic careers, to science policy and advocacy updates, and more.

Mathematics in Industry

This report includes information and data on skills valued by companies as well as training desired for a successful career in industry. It also discusses opportunities and challenges for the mathematical and computational sciences and makes suggestions and recommendations for matching higher education curriculum to the needs of employing institutions. This is a great resource for any student or professional using mathematics.

Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Mathematical Modeling Education (GAIMME)

GAIMME enables the modeling process to be understood as part of STEM studies and research, and to be taught as a basic tool for problem solving and logical thinking. GAIMME helps define core competencies to include in student experiences, suggests assessment methods, and provides direction to enhance math modeling education at all levels.

Careers in Applied Mathematics

New application areas are constantly being discovered while established techniques are being applied in new ways and in emerging fields. Consequently, a wide variety of career opportunities are open to people with mathematical talent and training. In this guide, you will find answers to questions about careers in applied mathematics and computational science, and profiles of professionals working in a variety of environments for which a strong background in mathematics is necessary for success.

Modeling Across the Curriculum

SIAM has been awarded two National Science Foundation grants to work on increasing mathematical modeling and computational applied mathematics in high school and college curricula, and to add a thread considering the implications and possibilities in the early grades. The grants were used to hold workshops, which grew out of discussions between SIAM and NSF Education and Human Resources representatives early in 2011 on the topics of undergraduate and K-12 courses and programs, college readiness, and career preparation. The following reports were the output of these workshops.

Undergraduate Degree Programs in Applied Mathematics

With a global focus on preparing students to enter STEM fields, undergraduate programs in applied mathematics have an important role to play in preparing the future workforce. The purpose of this advisory report, prepared by the SIAM Education Committee, is to describe the components of existing programs in applied mathematics. The intended audience includes people who may be interested in initiating new programs, improving existing programs, or policymakers.

Undergraduate Computational Science and Engineering Education

In many areas of science and engineering, computation has become an equal and indispensable partner, along with theory and experiment, in the quest for knowledge and the advancement of technology. Numerical simulation enables the study of complex systems and natural phenomena that would be too expensive or dangerous, or even impossible, to study by direct experimentation. Today, computational scientists and engineers are solving large-scale problems that were once thought intractable. Why should you introduce an undergraduate CSE program at your school? There are at least four fundamental reasons - each spelled out in this report.

President’s Budget Requests

The President's budget requests have a significant impact on the STEM community, as they outline forthcoming new initiatives and policy priorities for the Administration. As prepared by Lewis-Burke Associates, these reports include summary and analysis of programs of interest to the applied mathematics and computational science communities in recent years.

The Mathematical and Computational Sciences in Emerging Manufacturing Technologies and Management Practices

The enabling role of the mathematical sciences in advanced materials, manufacturing processes, process control, statistical quality improvement, cost-based performance measures, and benchmarking is important in contemporary manufacturing. This report highlights contributions of the mathematical and computational sciences to various contemporary and emerging areas of manufacturing.

A National Computing Initiative: The Agenda for Leadership

In response to opportunities created by rapid developments in high-performance computing, in the 1980s, the Federal Coordinating Council on Science, Engineering and Technology recommended several federal agencies convene expert panels to assess high-performance computing. This report is the output of one such panel on issues in large-scale computational science and engineering, held at a SIAM workshop in February 1987, and sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

Future Directions in Computational Mathematics, Algorithms, and Scientific Software

The use of modern computers in scientific and engineering research and development over the last decades has led to the conclusion that a third branch of scientific methodology has been created. Advanced work in all areas of science and technology has come to rely critically on the computational approach, in addition to traditional experimental and theoretical methodologies. Learn more in this report.
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