At its 2015 meeting in San Jose, California, the American Association for the Advancement of Science recognized AAAS fellows elected in 2014. Among those from the Section on Mathematics are James Crowley, executive director of SIAM (“for a distinguished record as a scientific administrator in the U.S. Air Force and for two decades of outstanding leadership as executive director of SIAM”); Charles Epstein, Thomas A. Scott Professor of Mathematics and chair of the Graduate Group in Applied Mathematics and Computational Science at the University of Pennsylvania (“for distinguished contributions to applied analysis, especially microlocal analysis, index theory, and boundary value problems; and significant achievements in the mathematics of medical imaging”); and Kirk Jordan, an IBM Distinguished Engineer and associate program director in the Computational Science Center, Data Centric Systems, IBM T.J. Watson Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts (“for leadership and significant achievements in computational applied mathematics, especially in high-performance and parallel computing applied to fluid dynamics, systems biology, and high-end visualization”).
Jim Crowley (left) and Kirk Jordan were recognized AAAS fellows.
Selected and supported by SIAM to participate in the AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows program in the summer of 2015 is Anna Lieb
, a fourth-year PhD student in applied mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley. Shown in the photo below discussing her poster (“Optimizing Intermittent Water Supply”) with AWM executive director Magnhild Lien at the 2013 SIAM Annual Meeting, Lieb will spend the 10-week fellowship period at NOVA.
Anna Lieb (left), a fourth-year PhD student in applied mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley with AWM executive director Magnhild Lien. Lieb is presenting her poster on “Optimizing Intermittent Water Supply," will participate in the AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows program in the summer of 2015.
Designed to strengthen connections between scientists and journalists, the AAAS program places students at the advanced undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels at media organizations throughout the U.S. Fellows have worked as reporters, editors, researchers, and production assistants at radio and television stations, newspapers, and magazines. AAAS Mass Media Fellows, as described on the program website, “research, write and report today’s headlines, sharpening their abilities to communicate complex scientific issues to non-specialists.”
Students who consider this an appealing way to spend a summer are urged to apply for 2016 fellowships. The application process begins at the end of the year; details will appear at www.aaas.org or can be obtained from Jim Crowley.