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George Washington University Student Chapter of SIAM: Spring 2019 Conference in Applied Mathematics

The George Washington University (GWU) Student Chapter of SIAM: Spring 2019 Conference in Applied Mathematics was held on May 4th, 2019 at the George Washington University's Foggy Bottom campus.

The conference brought together researchers from the University of Maryland, College Park; John Hopkins University; Georgetown University; and the George Washington University to present their latest research on applied mathematics. The presentations showcased the use of applied mathematics in a variety of fields including partial differential equations, biology, and data science. The diversity found in the research was also reflected among the attendees, which included undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and professors from the Washington Metropolitan area and beyond.

An attendee from George Washington University was very pleased with the turnout, stating “I like that there are a variety of topics, the presentations are very interesting and beneficial.”

Similar sentiments were shared by Hyunjung Choi, Vice President of the GWU Student Chapter, “Learning how other researchers approach their problems was the most interesting part. It was a great opportunity to explore different fields of applied mathematics.”

Jingjing Xu, President of the GWU Student Chapter, enthusiastically concurred, “It’s very interesting that we were able to bring people who come from different schools and disciplines together. We have mathematicians, data scientists, economists and so on... Applied and computational mathematics has always been a big part of the development of science and technology, and it’s fascinating how much people can be inspired by interdisciplinary research and collaboration. Plus, it’s a great learning opportunity for all of us!”

The George Washington University Student Chapter of SIAM would like to thank the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and the Department of Mathematics of GWU for all their support, and are looking forward to future events.

Learn more about SIAM Student Chapters and how you can get involved.

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