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Make the Most of Your Membership

Whether you’ve been a member for two days or twenty years, you can always make your membership with SIAM go farther. Read about eight ways you can get more involved with SIAM, and watch video testimonials from some of your colleagues explaining the role that SIAM has played in their professional lives!

Eight ways to get more involved:

  1. Join a SIAM Activity Group
    Explore common interests and exchange ideas with your peers. Already belong? Contact your SIAM Activity Group’s officers to get more involved.

  2. Organize or participate in a SIAM conference or workshop

    SIAM conferences keep you up to date on topics in applied mathematics and computational science and facilitate sharing your latest research with your peers. Submit suggestions for topics or activities to SIAM Conferences.

  3. Connect with your colleagues and with SIAM online
    SIAM News provides news and information including articles about science policy and funding opportunities, research nuggets (articles aimed at the general public about research published in SIAM journals), and SIAM Unwrapped (SIAM's monthly member e-newsletter).

  4. Join a Student Chapter (or start one at your school)

    Learn about careers in applied mathematics and computational science, and build networks with other students and faculty at your school. Chapter activities can include:
    • lunch discussions about career opportunities
    • lectures by guest speakers
    • undergraduate competitions and social functions
    • field trips to industrial laboratories or SIAM section meetings

  5. Participate in a SIAM Section
    Network with colleagues in your geographical area at regional conferences and activities. Membership in most Sections is free and automatic for any current SIAM member living in the geographical area served by the Section. To get involved with a Section, simply find and attend a Section activity or event or contact the Section officers in your area. If there is not a Section currently serving your geographic area, consider starting one!

  6. Share interesting work, programs, or stories with your peers

  7. Take advantage of resources that will help develop your career
    Travel Awards, Careers in the Math Sciences columns, Careers in Math brochure, Job Board, and more.

  8. Get news on funding opportunities and science policy issues
    Sign up for periodic emails about funding opportunities and policy issues from the scipolicy-info mailing list. For more information about how you can affect science policy, learn about the SIAM Committee on Science Policy.

Watch fellow SIAM members describe how SIAM has benefited their careers:


“The activity groups are important to SIAM because they provide a focus for the special interests of SIAM members, are a good way to develop links to other organizations, and provide a good way of quickly responding to emerging areas.”

Nick Higham, University of Manchester, Past SIAM President


“SIAM provides a unique forum for facilitating interaction between new and established researchers in academia and industry. SIAM's outstanding publications, excellent conferences, and inclusive policies have made it a leading international organization”

Alison Ramage, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, SIAM Board of Trustees


“SIAM's greatest resource is the enthusiasm of its membership. People contribute their time and energy as officers, journal editors, meeting organizers, and student chapter advisors. SIAM is thriving because it helps its members achieve their own goals.”

Robert V. Kohn, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, SIAM Financial Management Committee


“SIAM is the leading international organization for applied mathematicians and computational scientists. SIAM provides significant value to our community via its premiere journals and books, excellent conferences, advocacy activities, bustling activity groups, and local sections. A major strength of SIAM is its engaged membership.”

Tamara G. Kolda, Sandia National Laboratories, SIAM Board of Trustees and SIAM Journal on Mathematics of Data Science Editor-in-Chief

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