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Start a Chapter

Start a Chapter

SIAM student chapters exist to generate interest in applied mathematics and computational science. SIAM encourages interdisciplinary participation by students and faculty from many departments on campus, including math, applied math, mathematical sciences, statistics, computer science, engineering, economics, physics, and other sciences. The activities of student chapters can include lunch discussions about career opportunities in applied math and computational science, lectures given by guest speakers, team projects such as undergraduate competitions, social functions, and field trips to industrial laboratories or SIAM section meetings.

Why form a student chapter? You get:

  • Free SIAM Memberships for full time students at the sponsoring institution(s)
  • Funding for local activities
  • Worldwide visibility as a SIAM Chapter
  • Networking and collaboration opportunities
  • Funded participation in SIAM Annual Meetings
  • Leadership opportunities

Resources for Starting a Chapter

Petition to Start a Chapter

A petition for the formation of a SIAM Student Chapter must be submitted to the SIAM Board of Trustees. The petition must be signed by at least 12 regular or student members of SIAM, including two faculty members at the sponsoring institution. Members signing the petition do not have to be located at the sponsoring institution and do not have to be potential members of the proposed chapter. Download a sample petition.

Letter of Intent

To start a student chapter, a request must be submitted to the SIAM Board of Trustees, accompanied by a signed petition. Download a sample letter of intent.

Draft Rules of Procedure

Draft Rules of Procedure is available for download in multiple formats.

Student Chapter Funding

SIAM provides up to $500 per academic year for each student chapter to support guest speakers, refreshments for chapter meetings, and other activities.