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SIAM Unwrapped - June 2020

June 8, 2020

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June 2020
   From SIAM HQ
COVID-19 Response: We're Pleased to Continue Serving Our Members
SIAM Stands in Solidarity With Those Affected by Systemic Racism
Thank you

Thank you for your continued flexibility and support as we adapt and respond to COVID-19 implications. Stay up-to-date on SIAM’s response here.


Please read SIAM President Lisa Fauci's statement condemning racism.

SIAM's Visiting Lecturer Program is a Valuable Resource Now More Than Ever
Read the JPBM Statement on the April 22 Presidential Proclamation
Visiting Lecturer Program speaker images

The current climate has caused us to rethink how we do things, so why not host a SIAM visiting lecturer for a virtual talk? Contact or learn more about the speakers featured this month here.


The directive carries implications for programs that are critical to sustaining the health and vitality of the U.S. scientific research enterprise. Read full statement.

Cambridge University Press
   Publishing News & Notes
New Book: Algorithms from THE BOOK by Kenneth Lange
Strang Headlines Latest SIAM Textbook Offerings
Algorithms from THE BOOK

This text cuts across discipline boundaries to highlight some of the most famous and successful algorithms. Learn more.

SIAM Textbooks

Check out SIAM’s newest textbooks. Members enjoy their 30% discount. Nonmembers save 20% off list price through July 27, 2020 using code BKNB20. Learn more.

   Math in the News
   Conference Updates
AN20 Must (and Will) Go On—For Free
SIAM Will Host Virtual Career Fair July 7

The Second Joint SIAM/CAIMS Annual Meeting (AN20) will be happening virtually July 6-17. Registration is free and opening soon. Check here for updates.

SIAM Career Fair

We'll be hosting our annual career fair virtually on July 7. Learn more about participation opportunities for job seekers, sponsors, and employers.

LS20 and IS20 Pivoting to Virtual Meetings
MDS20 Virtual Talks Continue Through June
2020 SIAM Conferences

SIAM Conference on the Life Sciences (LS20) will take place virtually June 11–July 2. SIAM Conference on Imaging Science (IS20) will run in virtual format July 6–17. Learn more.  


Many of the talks, minitutorials, and minisymposia scheduled for SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Data Science (MDS20) are taking place in virtual format. Learn more

Upcoming Conferences & Deadlines

SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Data Science (MDS20)
Happening virtually: May 4 – June 30, 2020

SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science (MS20)
Rescheduled: New dates May 24 – 29, 2021

SIAM Conference on Optimization (OP20)
Postponed until further notice   

SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics (DM20)
Postponed until further notice 
SIAM Conference on the Life Sciences (LS20)
Happening virtually: June 11 – July 2, 2020 
SIAM Conference on Imaging Science (IS20)
Happening virtually: July 6 – 17, 2020 
Second Joint SIAM/CAIMS Annual Meeting (AN20)
Happening virtually: July 6 – 17, 2020  
SIAM Workshop on Network Science (NS20)
Happening virtually: July 9 – 10, 2020
Some of the listed conferences are discussing ways to offer an alternative, either as a virtual meeting or as a postponed event. Monitor the SIAM website for up-to-date plans.
   Featured SIAM Video
Careers in STEM: Why They're Important
The landscape for STEM careers continues to evolve and good grades aren't enough to get students where they want to be. Watch this video to learn why careers in this industry are important and hear what experts say you need to know about careers in applied mathematics

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   Prizes & Awards
Congratulations to SIAM Community Members Receiving Awards in June
I. E. Block Community Lecture Happening Virtually in July
June Prize Spotlight

Join us in celebrating Kevin Hannay, Christopher K. R. T. Jones, and Matthew Kwan. Learn more and read a Q&A with each of the recipients

2020 I E Block Lecture

Erik Demaine of Massachusetts Institute of Technology will present "Mathematics Meets Origami." Learn more.

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