Student Days workshop is for students and about students. Organizers have got it all covered this year, with activities and sessions where students can meet with both peers and professionals in their field, participate in a career fair, attend an information session on hot areas for jobs and research, and network with SIAM Student Chapters from all over the world.
Organized by the SIAM Education Committee (Chaired by Kathleen Kavanagh, Clarkson University, U.S.), Student Days are designed to encourage student participation in SIAM, to help students learn more about applied mathematics and computational science as both fields of study and as careers, and to provide a forum for emerging mathematicians to learn about their field from the professionals who know the answers. Organizers also hope to encourage those in the learning community to establish new student chapters of SIAM and to promote interaction between students and SIAM leadership.
Student Days sessions include presentations by student chapter representatives and the winners of the Student Paper Prizes. In addition, students can attend plenary sessions. Other activities that will enhance the meeting for students include a special orientation prior to the Welcome Reception and a session for students with selected conference invited speakers. Other activities that will be of interest to students include the career fair, the student poster sessions, and tutorials for students.