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New SIAM-NAM Reciprocal Membership

As we celebrate Black History Month in February and Women’s History Month in March, we’re proud to share a new collaboration between SIAM and the National Association of Mathematicians (NAM), a non-profit professional organization dedicated to promoting excellence in the mathematical sciences and the mathematical development of all underrepresented minorities. SIAM and NAM have entered a reciprocal membership agreement, which means individuals who belong to NAM get 30% off SIAM membership, and vice versa. With our complimentary missions, we believe this partnership will help increase the number of people, especially underrepresented minorities, taking part in the activities of both SIAM and NAM – a priority on which our two societies are very well aligned. We look forward to a fruitful partnership ahead!

Here’s what Edray Goins, NAM President, had to say about the new partnership:
“The new NAM-SIAM Reciprocal Individual Membership is an exciting way to let those in the mathematical community know about two great organizations. [NAM] has a large membership of African Americans who conduct research in applied areas of the mathematical sciences. We, as the leadership of NAM, always look for ways we can forward the careers of our members by providing them with previously unknown opportunities; providing an incentive to join SIAM just makes sense. Further, we view this partnership as a way to entice SIAM members to participate in NAM’s many activities, and to learn of ways to advocate for underrepresented minorities in the mathematical sciences. We are quite thrilled about this collaborative enterprise."

Lisa Fauci, SIAM President, says:
“We are very excited about our new partnership with NAM. SIAM will be strengthened when more members of the NAM community participate in SIAM conferences, publications and governance. In addition, we view this as a great opportunity to connect with faculty and students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, where innovative applied mathematics research and training are ongoing.“ 

Jamylle Carter was the former NAM Membership Committee Chair and part of the team who worked to establish this partnership: 
“I am delighted about the new NAM-SIAM reciprocal individual membership agreement. SIAM was formed in 1952, NAM in 1969. It is high time for an official partnership between these two mathematical organizations. I appreciate that SIAM recognizes February as Black History Month; Unfortunately all the African-American mathematicians highlighted on the blog are now deceased (the most recently departed being Katherine Johnson, who died on February 24, 2020). This new NAM-SIAM partnership will foster connections among mathematicians in the land of the living.”

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