MATH IN THE NEWS
FROM SIAM HQ
Meet Our Newest Leadership: Board & Council
Following SIAM’s recent elections, we are pleased to announce our newly elected members of the Board and Council. Thank you to the entire slate of outstanding candidates for your willingness to serve the SIAM community in this capacity, and the SIAM members who cast your vote in the election. Learn more about these leaders.
Board of Trustees
Margot Gerritsen, Stanford University
C. Tim Kelley, North Carolina State University*
Randall LeVeque, University of Washington *
Liliana Borcea, University of Michigan*
Per Christian Hansen, Technical University of Denmark
Helen Moore, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Felix Otto, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences*
Welcome: 10 New Student Chapters in 2016
As we close out the year, we are thrilled to introduce 10 new student chapters to the SIAM family! It’s inspiring to see young minds invested in broadening their academic experiences, and partnering with SIAM to do so. Interested in starting a chapter at your university? Learn more about all the great things SIAM student chapters do to push the envelope in the mathematical sciences, and how you can start one this year.
Congrats and welcome:
Arizona State University, West Campus
Florida Atlantic University
McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
University of British Columbia, Canada
University of Evansville, Indiana
University of Limerick, Ireland
University of New Mexico
University of North Georgia
Western Kentucky University
New Resource: How to Teach Math Modeling Video Series
We have heard time and time again that educators are interested in bringing math modeling into their classrooms but aren't sure where to start. That's why - at the 2016 SIAM Conference on Applied Mathematics Education - we featured a workshop guiding mostly high school teachers through that process. This series of three videos, each shorter than nine minutes, highlights the workshop and will be a valuable resource as you work to make the math in YOUR classroom more applied. Watch the videos now.
Last Call: Win a Free iPad
The deadline for this year’s Member Get a Member campaign is fast approaching. If you have a friend or colleague who has yet to discover SIAM, help them connect to the applied math and computational science community. Invite them to join SIAM with a 25% discount (enter MBGE17 at checkout) no later than December 31 and you’ll both be eligible for the prize drawing in January, with the grand prize of a new Apple iPad! Other prizes include a free additional year of SIAM membership, free registration for a SIAM conference, or a book of your choice from our bookstore. Plus, everyone who enters gets a free SIAM t-shirt! Remember, the deadline is December 31, so don’t delay! Learn more.
SIAM Committee on Science Policy: Fall Meeting Recap
The SIAM Committee on Science Policy (CSP) met with key decision-makers at federal agencies last month to better understand the environment for research and funding in applied mathematics and computational science, especially with regard to the incoming presidential administration and its impact on federal research priorities. Committee members defined a policy agenda and advocacy strategy for SIAM in the coming year, including potential outreach to the new administration, and approaches to influence congressional legislation and federal programs. Representatives from the Department of Energy (DOE), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and the National Science Foundation (NSF)’s Division of Mathematical Sciences and Office of Integrative Activities gave updates on new research initiatives, personnel changes, and the fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget. The committee also discussed a potential new fellows program designed to involve early career SIAM members in CSP advocacy. Read more about science policy on SIAM News.
New Edition of MATLAB Guide Publishes This Month
Do you use MATLAB® in your job, research, or studies? If so, the new MATLAB Guide, Third Edition, coming later this month from SIAM, should hold a special place on your bookshelf. It remains a lively, concise introduction to the most popular and important features of MATLAB and the Symbolic Math Toolbox. The guide features a tutorial that gives a hands-on overview of MATLAB, a thorough treatment of MATLAB mathematics, including the linear algebra and numerical analysis functions and the differential equation solvers, and a web page that provides example program files, updates, and links to MATLAB resources. For ordering and complete information please visit the SIAM Bookstore.
‘Tis the Season: Support SIAM
Did you know? SIAM now accepts donations online! This time of year, folks around the world are digging in to their pockets to support organizations that mean the most to them. If you can, join the giving movement and support SIAM! We are dedicated to serving our mission worldwide and to ensuring the health of our discipline, and your donation makes that possible. Learn more about how your contribution supports our work, and give today!
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