In 2018, Philippe and Claire-Lise Tondeur made donations to SIAM, American Mathematical Society (AMS), and Mathematical Association of America (MAA), to support U.S.-based mathematicians interested in careers outside the professorate in business, industry, and government (i.e., “BIG” careers). In his many leadership roles that include directing the Division of Mathematical Sciences at the National Science Foundation from 1999 to 2002, Philippe Tondeur has tirelessly championed mathematics and mathematicians. SIAM leadership thanks Philippe and Claire-Lise Tondeur for their vision, advocacy, and generosity.
The initiatives funded under the Tondeur donation align with the mission of the BIG Math Network, which acts as a repository of information for students seeking BIG internships and careers. SIAM is proud to work in coordination with the BIG Math Network and its fellow mathematics societies to implement the Tondeurs’ vision.