Experiencing a SIAM Conference: Why Should You Attend?
With SIAM AN17 less than a month away, we’ve got meetings on the mind! SIAM conferences are a place to learn about timely topics in applied and computational mathematics and applications and be a part of a group of members exchanging ideas and expanding their networks of colleagues in both academia and industry. Have you been? Hear from the folks in this video why THEY think SIAM meetings are important and worthwhile. Watch it.
SIAM ANNUAL MEETING 2017
Don’t forget – this meeting is being held jointly with the SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications (CT17) and the SIAM Conference on Industrial and Applied Geometry (GD17). All three meetings are included in one price. Register now, and see you in Pittsburgh next month!
Student Days and Career Fair
Students Days at AN17 are for students and about students. With a student orientation, a Student Lounge in the exhibit hall, talks and posters by Student Chapter Representatives and SIAM Student Paper Prize Winners, a personal meeting with the Invited Speakers, a career fair, and evening receptions, we have all of your networking and career needs covered! Check out the program for details.
Job seekers planning to attend the Career Fair are encouraged to submit resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org (using subject line “AN17 Career Fair Resume – LAST NAME”) through July 3, 2017 so they can be provided to participating employers in advance. See complete resume preparation requirements in The Career Fair at SIAM Conferences: A Guide.
Lecture: Real-Life Hidden Figures
We’re excited to share that Christine Darden, one of the human computers included in the book “Hidden Figures” by Margot Lee Shetterly, will share some of the work she and other African American women did at NASA’s mathematics-intensive aerospace program and during the era of segregation. This book was also made into a Hollywood film. The panel will also feature women working today in the field of mathematics who will share their personal insights of how to support and encourage diversity. This session is on July 11, starting at 7:00pm in room 406 and is conducted in partnership with AWM, EDGE, IBM, and NAM. Learn more.
Block Lecture: How and Why Our Climate is Changing
This year’s I.E. Block Community Lecture – which is open to the public - will be given by Emily Shuckburgh, British Antarctic Survey, UK. Her talk focuses on the scientific evidence that tells us how and why our climate is changing, and what the future may hold. Her message is that climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity and that there are ample opportunities for mathematicians to contribute to this important issue. The lecture is happening July 12 at 6:15pm in the Spirit of Pittsburgh room and will be followed by a reception. Please invite friends and colleagues to attend this public lecture!
Make the Perfect Pitch: Communication Doctors
Stop by this booth and chat with representing mathematicians, science communicators, and educators about how to turn your complex research into a story that appeals to the public. “Doctors” will offer feedback and advice on how to craft an effective message about your research for future employers, outreach events, or the press. Stop by with a short pitch or summary of your work and let’s make it media ready – July 10 from 7:15-9:15pm in room 302-304!
Spotlight: Awards and Prize Lectures
We are excited to spotlight Lek-Heng Lim of the University of Chicago, who won the 2017 James H. Wilkinson Prize in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing for his contributions to multilinear algebra, spectral theory for tensors, and high-dimensional data analysis. Find out what Dr. Lim has to say about his award and his work and add your congratulations with a comment! And remember to attend his “Tensors in Computational Mathematics” lecture on July 12 at AN17. Dr. Lim’s is only one of the distinguished prize lectures happening; check out all the awards and prize lectures at AN17.
Stay Up to Speed: Attend the SIAM Business Meeting
Catch up on what SIAM has been doing the past year to serve the applied and computational mathematics community, and network with other SIAM members. In addition, the Business Meeting is an opportunity to recognize the 2017 SIAM Fellows. The meeting is July 11 at 6:15pm in Spirit of Pittsburgh room – see you there!
System Upgrades: Help Us Test Onsite
SIAM is in the process of upgrading our Conference Management System to a new platform which we hope will better serve SIAM Conference attendees. At the same time, we’re developing a new website to replace what is currently on siam.org. The new website, like SIAM News, will be mobile friendly and should provide an exciting, modern format to make the vast amount of information on the SIAM web pages more accessible. Samples of these developments will be displayed at AN17, plus some attendee testing too! Stop by the registration booth onsite for more information.
A Smashing Success: DS17 and OP17