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SIAM Unwrapped - March 2017

March 13, 2017

SIAM members,

Thank you to all the folks who made the SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE17) a great success! It was one of our biggest meetings of all time, and we were honored to bring together more than 1,700 community members to network, collaborate, share, and learn. And it’s not too early to start planning for the upcoming Annual Meeting – happening this July in Pittsburgh, PA! Learn more about the meeting, and save the date for the ever-popular Career Fair on July 10. See you there!

Becky Kerner
Editor


Contents:

MATH IN THE NEWS

FROM SIAM HQ

Congratulations Math Matters, Apply It! Winners
Suggest a Candidate for the SIAM General Election
New Class of SIAM Fellows Coming Soon 
High School Students Use Math to Predict Future Changes at U.S. National Parks

PUBLISHING NEWS & NOTES

A New Distributor for SIAM Books                          

FEATURED VIDEO

Instructional Modeling Video Series Part III: An Introductory Exercise

CONFERENCE UPDATES

CSE17 Meeting Round-Up 
SIAM Conference Registrations, Submissions & Deadlines

PRIZES & AWARDS

CSE17: Thomas J. R. Hughes Receives SIAM/ACM Prize



MATH IN THE NEWS

FROM SIAM HQ

Congratulations Math Matters, Apply It!  Winners 

Thank you to all who made submissions to our Math Matters, Apply It! contest! Every year, SIAM invites student members to submit new ideas to this contest, the result of which is a series of one-page resource flyers, each demonstrating the role of an application of mathematics in our everyday lives. And our top three winners walk away with cash prizes! Check out previous flyers, and keep an eye out for this year’s flyers in the spring!

Congrats to our 2016-2017 winners:

1st Place - $250
Inne Singgih
University of South Carolina
The Math Behind… Pleasant and Unpleasant Music

2nd Place - $150
John Ernsthausen
McMaster University
The Math Behind… Color Outcomes

3rd Place - $100

Hassan Shehawy
University of Tartu
The Math Behind… Probabilistic Robot Localization

Suggest a Candidate for the SIAM General Election

The SIAM Nominating Committee is hard at work determining the slate of candidates for the upcoming SIAM General Election, happening this fall. In 2017 we will elect a President-elect, VP-at-large, and Secretary, as well as three Board of Trustees and four Council members. We want to hear who you think are deserving candidates. Please send us your suggestions today!

New Class of SIAM Fellows Coming Soon 

Thank you for sending us your nominations for the newest class of SIAM Fellows! Each year, the SIAM Fellows Program helps raise visibility of the mathematical sciences by honoring outstanding individuals in the field based on distinguished research contributions and service to the community. The 2017 Class of SIAM Fellows will be announced later this month and recognized at the 2017 SIAM Annual Meeting (AN17). Keep an eye out and learn more about the SIAM Fellows Program in the meantime.

High School Students Use Math to Predict Future Changes at U.S. National Parks 

In late February, more than 5,100 students participated in the Moody’s Mega Math (M3) Challenge, the high school math modeling competition organized by SIAM and sponsored by Moody’s Corporation. The students used math modeling to make recommendations to the National Park Service regarding the management of global change factors. During the intensive Challenge weekend, 11th and 12th grade students from throughout the U.S. spent 14 hours gathering and evaluating data on the changing landscape of our nation’s parks, investigating issues like sea level change risk and the effects of all climate-related events on coastal park sites. Learn more about this year’s Challenge and the problem statement.

PUBLISHING NEWS & NOTES

A New Distributor for SIAM Books

On April 1, readers who live outside North America will have a new source to turn to when buying SIAM books. Eurospan Group, a leading independent marketing, sales, and distribution agency for publishers worldwide, will sell SIAM books to individuals, bookstores, and other retailers located outside North America. Complete details about the new distribution arrangement, along with a members-only coupon code to be used when ordering through Eurospan, will be emailed to all SIAM members later this month – keep a look out! Eurospan will offer SIAM members their usual 30% discount on all SIAM books, along with free worldwide shipping on all orders. Keep a look out for more updates this month!

FEATURED VIDEO

Instructional Modeling Video Series Part III: An Introductory Exercise

At the SIAM Conference on Applied Mathematics Education last fall, we featured a workshop to help K-12 teachers answer an important question - how can I bring math modeling into my classroom? Here, in video three of three, we walk through a specific introductory exercise (“driving for gas”) led by Daniel Teague of North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. Watch it and share it! Want more? Check out additional free resources.

CONFERENCE UPDATES

CSE17 Meeting Round-Up

The SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE)  may be over, but you can still view some of the invited talks! Recorded sessions will be posted on the SIAM Presents site as they become available. Weren’t in Atlanta for the meeting, or just want a refresher? Read about the exciting research covered at CSE17 in SIAM News. And don’t forget to check out the Job Board for ads posted by CSE17 Career Fair employers. Thanks for a great meeting!

SIAM Conference Registrations, Submissions & Deadlines

Check out the SIAM Conference Calendar for a full list of SIAM meetings and those sponsored by SIAM and review the Student Travel Award page to find out what conferences are offering awards.

PRIZES & AWARDS

CSE17: Thomas J. R. Hughes Receives SIAM/ACM Prize

We are thrilled to honor Dr. Thomas J. R. Hughes of the University of Texas at Austin, who was awarded the 2017 SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering on March 2 at CSE17! The prize was awarded for Hughes’ pioneering work on finite element methods for PDEs. Learn more and congratulate Dr. Hughes in the comments!

Check out 
all prizes with open nominations and read all about the SIAM Prize Program. If you have any questions, please contact us at prizeadmin@siam.org

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