Students - Activities just for you at the 2009 SIAM Annual Meeting in Denver

Student Days at the 2009 SIAM Annual Meeting are days for students and about students. Organizers have got it all covered this year, with activities and sessions where students can meet with both peers and professionals in their field, participate in a career fair, attend an information session on hot areas for jobs and research, and network with SIAM Student Chapters from all over the world.



Organized by the SIAM Education Committee (Chaired by Peter Turner, Clarkson University), Student Days are designed to encourage student participation in SIAM, to help students learn more about applied mathematics and computational science as both fields of study and as careers, and to provide a forum for emerging mathematicians to learn about their field from the professionals who know the answers. Organizers also hope to encourage those in the learning community to establish new student chapters of SIAM and to promote interaction between students and SIAM leadership.

Events and Happenings

Student Days sessions include presentations by student chapter representatives and the winners of the SIAM Award in the Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) and the SIAM Student Paper Prizes.  In addition, students can attend plenary sessions from the SIAM Annual Meeting (AN09) or the SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications (CT09). The afternoon features the prestigious John von Neumann lecture.  There is an opportunity for undergraduates to submit posters for the AN09 Poster Session that is accompanied by a dessert reception at 8:00 p.m.

NEW in 2009 - Participants in the Computational Science Training for Undergraduates in the Mathematical Sciences (CSUMS) will present their work.

Meeting with Leaders and Influencing SIAM

Student Days 2009 will also feature the Student Chapter Meeting with SIAM Leadership. This meeting gives faculty advisors and student chapter representatives the opportunity to meet with key decision makers to discuss ideas for improving student chapters and ways that SIAM can meet the needs of current and future student members all over the world. Each chapter selects one student to attend the event as its chapter representative.

Finding Jobs for You

Monday, July 6, features events to help you find a job and develop your career. An industry panel organized by SIAM Vice President for Industry, Jeff Saltzman of Merck & Co., will offer insights into what it’s like to work in industry. The panel will be followed by a Career Fair and a reception for industry representatives and graduate students. The Career Fair provides students the opportunity to interact with prospective employers from government and industry who are specifically interested in SIAM’s unique community. Find out what prospective employers are looking for and what each has to offer. Professional development evening is Thursday, July 9.  A  Career Fair student guide is available here.  In addition to a panel discussion, there will be an opportunity to network with professionals in the field. You might also be interested in attending the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) workshop for graduate students and recent PhD’s.


If you plan to attend Student Days or the SIAM Annual Meeting, be sure to reserve your room at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, which has a limited number of rooms available at special rates for students. The deadline to make hotel reservations is Wednesday, June 10, 2009. Since reduced rate student rooms often sell out prior to the deadline, we recommend that you make your reservations early.


Students can register for the 2009 SIAM Annual Meeting July 6-10 in Denver for the reduced rate of $100.  Student Days are included.

Student Days Schedule


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

7:00 AM - 8:15 AM Student Chapter meeting with SIAM Leadership
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

AN09 and CT09 Invited Speaker sessions

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Coffee break
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

SIAM Student Chapter Presentations
Organizer: Peter Turner, Clarkson University

Nonlinear Stochastic Models of Interpersonal and Romantic Relationships and Strange Attractions,
, Arizona State University

Fused SVM Classification of Temporal Gene Expression Responses to Endotoxin,
Adrian Haimovich
, Columbia University

Analysis of asymmetric stable droplets in a fish patterning model,
Thomas E. Woolley
, Oxford University, UK

Computing Statistical Averages via Dynamical Zeta Functions and Hyperbolic Periodic Orbits,
Aaron Brown
, Tufts University

Line Soliton Solutions of the KP Equation,
Tim Lewkow, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Centered Poisson Solvers and Multilevel Summation Algorithms,
Dmytro Yershov
, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM Prizes and Awards Luncheon
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM John von Neumann Lecture
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Coffee break
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM SIAM/MCM Award winners presentations
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM SIAM Student Paper Prize winners presentations
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Joint Poster Session (AN09, AWM, CT09) and Dessert Reception

Wednesday, July, 8, 2009

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM AN09 and CT09 Invited Speaker sessions
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM          Coffee break
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM         CSUMS presentations
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM        Lunch break
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM        AN Plenary Past President's Address
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM     AN Plenary Reid Prize Lecture
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM      Coffee break
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM    CSUMS presentations
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM I.E. Block Community Lecture
7:15 PM - 8:15 PM Community Reception


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