The SIAM student chapter at the University of California, Merced hosted “The First Central Valley Regional SIAM Student Chapter Conference” at the end of April. The conference attracted approximately 50 participants from UC Merced and other local universities. The one-day event featured a keynote talk on “Large-scale Bayesian Inverse Problems and Applications to Flow of the Antarctic Ice Sheet” by professor Omar Ghattas (The University of Texas at Austin), as well as a poster session showcasing graduate and undergraduate research from UC Merced and California State University, Fresno.
UC Merced SIAM student chapter president Julia Clark, secretary Jessica Taylor, treasurer Eric Roberts, undergraduate representative Derick Garcia, and faculty advisor Noemi Petra collaborated extremely well and made this event a great success.
Another chapter event of note is the weekly “Some Applied Math for People to LEarn” (SAMPLE) seminar series, where students from UC Merced and UC Davis presented their research.
– University of California, Merced SIAM Student Chapter