SIAM Western Regional
Mathematics in Industry Workshop

 Wednesday-Saturday, June 16-19, 1999
The Claremont Colleges,
Claremont, California


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Workshop Themes
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Local Organizing Committee
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This workshop will be held on the joint campuses of the Claremont Colleges June 16-19, 1999 and will be hosted by Claremont Graduate University and Harvey Mudd College, two of the seven Claremont Colleges. It is the third in a series.


The workshop will address issues related to the use of mathematics in industry. The workshop dates coincide with and will celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Math Clinic program at The Claremont Colleges. For more details on the kinds of topics that were addressed by the previous workshops, please see the listings at the SIAM webpage ( The Claremont Workshop will have themes relating to the experiences of academic collaborations with industry, consequent curricular changes, impact on student interests, etc. In addition there will be significant representation from industry. Minisymposia have been organized on problems generated by technologies from Hollywood, bio-engineering, finance and insurance, and satellite systems. In these, directions for current and future research in mathematics will be explored.



Funding via a grant from NSF to SIAM allows partial to full support for registration, travel, and housing for some participants. Requests for support are to be sent to Ellis Cumberbatch.


The registration fee is $40. Send a check made out to "Claremont Graduate University (MII Workshop)" to Ellis Cumberbatch.


A suite of rooms has been reserved at the Claremont Inn, which is a short walk to the Claremont Colleges. Rooms (single and double) will be available for $59 a night ($10 for an extra rollaway bed) and a breakfast buffet is included. Dormitory rooms with A/C will also be available ($25 for a single room and $22 for a double). More information on booking housing will be available later.


Ontario Airport is the nearest (~10 miles). LAX is 60 miles away. See Harvey Mudd College  webpage for details.

Getty Museum

A trip to the museum is planned for Saturday, June 18. The cost is $15 for participants.


A banquet will be held on Friday night. The cost is $20.


Co-Chairs: Ellis Cumberbatch, Claremont Graduate University and Robert Borrelli, Harvey Mudd College


For more information regarding the conference, please contact either chair:

Ellis Cumberbatch,
Department of Mathematics,
Claremont Graduate University,
Claremont, CA 91711
Email: [email protected]
Voice: (909)-607-3369; Fax: (909)-607-8261

Robert Borrelli,
Department of Mathematics,
Harvey Mudd College,
Claremont, CA 91711
Email: [email protected];
Voice: (909)-621-8896

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