The Member-Get-a-Member program encourages SIAM members to invite their colleagues to join SIAM. This past year, 99 members referred 124 colleagues who joined SIAM as a result. For every member who referred a colleague who then joined SIAM as a new member during 2016, both the person making the referral and the new member were entered into a drawing to win a prize.
Congratulations to the following people, whose names were randomly selected this month, from all who were eligible. (Each member who made a successful referral will also receive a SIAM t-shirt):
- Antonio C. Ionita, of Mathworks, won an iPad. Ionita referred his colleagues Christopher Turnes and Patrick Quillen, also of Mathworks, who both joined SIAM as a result.
- Ming-Chih Lai, of National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, won a free year of SIAM membership. He referred his colleagues Te-Sheng Lin, Tie Wu, and Daniel Spector, also of National Chiao Tung University, and Myungjoo Kang, of Seoul National University, all of whom joined SIAM as a result.
- Matheus Grasselli, of McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, won a free registration to the SIAM conference of his choice. He joined SIAM after being referred by his colleague, SIAM member Mike Ludkovski, of the University of California Santa Barbara.
- Troy Rockwood, of HRL Laboratories, Malibu, CA, won a free SIAM book of his choice. He joined SIAM after being referred by his colleague Chrisopher Anderson, of UCLA.
Learn more about this program and how you can get involved in 2017, and thanks to all who participated!