2000 SIAM Annual Meeting

Sunday-Tuesday, July 9- 11, 2000

AWM Workshop:
Focus on Research and Career Advice

This workshop is held in conjunction with the 2000 SIAM Annual Meeting (July 10-14, 2000), Westin Rio Mar Beach Resort and Country Club, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.

The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) is holding a workshop from Sunday evening through mid-day Tuesday, July 9 - 11, 2000. AWM and SIAM welcomes your participation.

The sessions in this workshop focus on showcasing the research of women graduate students and recent Ph.D. mathematicians and helping individuals to prepare for careers in the mathematical sciences. Our first session is a minisymposium which focuses on career planning and experiences. The workshop also has two research minisymposia presented by recent Ph.D. mathematicians and a poster session presented by graduate students. In addition, starting off our events on Sunday evening will be a dinner and discussion groups.

There is NO registration fee for this AWM workshop. The minisymposia and poster session are open to all SIAM meeting attendees. Pre-registration for the AWM dinner is required. Tickets on-site will be very limited. Individuals can inquire about dinner ticket availability by contacting the AWM Office, 4114 Computer & Space Sciences Bldg., University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-2461; phone 301-405-7892 or email awm@math.umd.edu. For further information on the workshop, contact the workshop chairperson, Suzanne Lenhart (lenhart@math.utk.edu) or Dawn Wheeler at AWM Office (awm@math.umd.edu).

AWM is grateful to SIAM and their Meetings Department for all their efforts on behalf of the workshop and all AWM activities. AWM also wishes to thank all the AWM members who volunteered their time and expertise for these activities. A special thank you is extended to Professor Suzanne M. Lenhart (University of Tennessee, Knoxville; lenhart@math.utk.edu) who kindly served as the 2000 Workshop Chairperson. AWM also wishes to express its gratitude to the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) for support of the AWM workshop.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Volunteers are needed to be "mentors" at the AWM Workshop (July 9-11, 2000) held in conjunction with the SIAM meeting at the Westin Rio Mar Beach Resort (July 10-14, 2000). Mentors are matched with a recent Ph.D. who is giving a talk in the workshop. Mentors should attend the talk of their assigned mentee and give some constructive advice about the talk. If possible, the mentor should attend the AWM dinner to get introduced to the mentee or arrange to talk with the mentee at some other time. Volunteers are also needed to participate in a "discussion group" session on Sunday evening, July 9 following the AWM Dinner. Career advice and situations will be discussed at the session. If interested, volunteers should contact Suzanne M. Lenhart (lenhart@math.utk.edu) or the AWM office (awm@math.umd.edu).

Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM), 4114 CSS Bldg., College Park, MD 20742-2461


Sunday, July 9

7:30 PM-10:00 PM
AWM Dinner Banquet
Caribbean Ballroom 3
[see AWM staff on-site for ticket availability or e-mail awm@math.umd.edu prior to the meeting.]

Monday, July 10

10:30 AM-12:30 PM
MS7 Launching a Career

Monday, July 10

4:00 PM-6:00 PM
MS13 Biological and Physical Modeling Applications

Tuesday, July 11

10:30 AM-12:30 PM
MS22 Partial Differential Equations and Applications

Tuesday, July 11

12:30 PM-1:30 PM
AWM Graduate Student Poster Session
[AWM will have refreshment items available during the poster session.]

Graduate Student Presenters:

Wavelet Homogenization Methods for Partial Differential Equations
Kirsten J. Boyd, Stanford University
A Mathematical Model of Benzene Metabolism in Vivo
Cammey E. Cole, North Carolina State University
Potential Minimizing Configurations of Points on a Sphere
Ann Davis, California State University at Northridge
Inverse Problems in Underwater Acoustics in the Presence of Internal Waves
Urmi Ghosh-Dastidar, New Jersey Institute Technology
Beam Spreading of Higher Order Gaussian Modes Propagating through the Atmosphere
Yadira Vellon Gilchrest, Naval Undersea Warfare Center and University of Central Florida
Modeling Effect of Interleukin-2's Role in T Cell Homeostasis
Kimber Gross, University of Houston
A Model for Hormonal Regulation of the Menstrual Cycle
Leona Harris, North Carolina State University
Improved Parametric Images for Brain Positron Emission Tomography Studies Using Ridge Regression and Multi Grid Methods
Cristina Negoita, Arizona State University
Nonexistence of Nonnegative Solutions for a Class of Semilinear Elliptic Systems
Shobha Oruganti, Mississippi State University
Characterizing Second Order Properties of Second Order Random Processes via Wavelet Transforms
Sherry E. Scott, University of Maryland, College Park
Non-Newtonian Effects on the Motion of Falling Viscous Drops
Linda B. Smolka, Pennsylvania State University
Nonlinear Wave Equations on the Two-Dimensional Sphere
Theresa A. Strei, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
The Effect of Mixing Distribution Misspecification in Poisson Mixed Models
Kimberly S. Weems, University of Maryland, College Park
Development of a Biologically-Based Controlled Growth and Differentiation Model for Developmental Toxicology
Shree Y. Whitaker, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and North Carolina State University

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