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SIAM Unwrapped - September 2016

September 12, 2016

SIAM members,

It’s that time of year – election season! Don’t miss your chance to let your voice be heard – vote in the 2016 SIAM general election and while you’re at it, find out if your activity group is holding an election this fall too! All that and more in this month’s issue of Unwrapped.

Becky Kerner
Editor


Contents:

MATH IN THE NEWS

FROM SIAM HQ

Vote in the SIAM General Elections!
Remembering Applied Mathematician Joseph Keller
Message from Membership: SIAGs & Outreach
SIAG Elections: What You Need to Know
Keep Your Contact Info Up-to-Date

PUBLISHING NEWS & NOTES

Hot Off the Press: Learning LaTeX, Second Edition

FEATURED VIDEO

SIAM Presents: Presentations from AN16 Now Available 

CONFERENCE UPDATES

SIAM Conference Registrations, Submissions & Deadlines

PRIZES & AWARDS

Nominate a Colleague: 2017 Class of SIAM Fellows
New Semester, New Prize Nominations




MATH IN THE NEWS

FROM SIAM HQ

Vote in the SIAM General Elections!

SIAM is electing three members to serve on our Board of Trustees and four members to serve on the Council this fall. Weigh in on who you want to be making important decisions for the organization— by voting! Take a few minutes to read the candidate profiles and statements. On September 7, an e-mail went out from the “SIAM Election Coordinator” (support@votenet.com) with your unique voting credentials and link to the voting site. To ensure such messages deliver to your inbox, “white list” your spam filter to accept the above e-mail address. Learn more about the 2016 election and please - vote today!

Remembering Applied Mathematician Joseph Keller

Joseph Bishop Keller, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University, passed away on Wednesday at age 93. Joe served on the SIAM Board of Trustees (1975-1878) and was active in SIAM journals and conferences. He won the ICIAM Lagrange Prize, the Theodore von Karman Prize (1984), and SIAM’s John von Neumann lecture prize (1983). We are proud to have had Joe as a member of the SIAM community and celebrate his life and accomplishments as a major figure in applied math. Learn more about Joe’s life from Stanford News.

Message from Membership: SIAGs & Outreach

As you have seen in your 2017 membership renewal, this year there was a small price increase of $5/year to SIAG and Outreach memberships approved by the SIAM Board and Council. Because SIAM strives to provide a high level of services for our members at a minimal price, we have not increased the Outreach membership rate in 13 years and have never increased the SIAG rate in the decades that the program has existed.  In order to keep up with rising costs over this time, we have now found it necessary to make a small increase to the annual dues. Please contact me directly with any questions or comments regarding this change – your input is welcome!

Thank you,
Tim Fest
Membership Manager
1.800.447.SIAM, ext. 381
fest@siam.org

SIAG Elections: What You Need to Know

We are proud to have 14 Activity Groups (SIAGs) that have renewed their 2017 charters, 13 of which are holding new officer elections this fall. The Activity Groups with elections this year are:  

APDE  (Analysis of Partial Differential Equations)
AME   (Applied Math Education)                                   
CSE     (Computational Science and Engineering)                  
FME    (Financial Mathematics and Engineering)                  
GD      (Geometric Design)                                         
GS      (Geosciences)                                               
LS       (Life Sciences)                                                          
MS     (Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science)               
MPE   (Mathematics of Planet Earth)
NWCS (Nonlinear Waves & Coherent Structures)              
OPT    (Optimization)                                                        
OPSF  (Orthogonal Polynomials and Special Functions)      
UQ      (Uncertainty Quantification)    

Remember – your voice is important! If you are a member of one of the SIAGs listed above, please check your inbox for more information on who is running for office and how to vote.  The results will be released January 1, 2017.  Thank you in advance!

Keep Your Contact Info Up-to-Date

Moving? Changing jobs? Make sure you’re receiving important information about membership renewals, news from the community, and more by keeping your contact information up-to-date. Check your details for SIAM and the Combined Membership List (CML) now.

PUBLISHING NEWS & NOTES

Hot Off the Press: Learning LaTeX, Second Edition

David F. Griffiths and Desmond J. Higham

In a powerful yet abbreviated way, this new book uses incisive examples to teach the material essential for learning LaTeX. If you don’t want to wade through extraneous material, this is the book for you! This manual includes the following crucial features:

-          numerous examples of widely used mathematical expressions;

-          complete documents illustrating the creation of articles, reports, presentations, and posters;

-          troubleshooting tips to help you pinpoint an error;

-          details of how to set up an index and a  bibliography;

-          information about online LaTeX resources.

Learn more.

FEATURED VIDEO

SIAM Presents: Presentations from AN16 Now Available

Presentations from select sessions at the July SIAM Annual Meeting and Conference on the Life Sciences are now available! View and listen to invited lectures, prize lectures, minitutorials, and select minisymposia, including The John von Neumann Lecture, Satisfiability and Combinatorics, presented by Donald Knuth. You do not need to log in to view presentations, though registering will allow you to track those you access. View all AN16 & LS16 sessions captured now.

CONFERENCE UPDATES

SIAM Conference Registrations, Submissions & Deadlines

Check out the SIAM Conference Calendar for a full list of SIAM meetings and those sponsored by SIAM.

PRIZES & AWARDS

Nominate a Colleague: 2017 Class of SIAM Fellows 

Nominations for the 2017 Class of Fellows are being accepted now through November 7! Help raise visibility of the applied math community by identifying members with demonstrated excellence in research, industrial work, educational activities, and other services related to the goals of SIAM. Members can nominate up to two individuals for distinguished work. Please note the SIAM Council recently ratified changes to the Fellows Program which will take effect starting with the current round of nominations. Fellows will be announced in March and recognized at the 2017 Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA. Learn more and make your nomination now.

New Semester, New Prize Nominations 

September is here!  You’re meeting new colleagues and reconnecting with old ones – nominate someone you admire for a SIAM prize! The 2017 Prize Poster features major prizes and how to nominate for them. Keep your department up to speed – print out the poster and hang it up around your building or campus.

Calls for nominations are open for major and SIAG prizes. Learn more and nominate a colleague.

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