Students - Activities just for you at the 2012 SIAM Annual Meeting in Minneapolis

Student Days at the 2012 SIAM Annual Meeting is a day 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 (AN12) or the SIAM Conference on Financial Mathematics & Engineering (FM12). This year new activities have been added that will enhance the meeting for students including a special orientation prior to Sunday’s welcome reception, a student lounge, a session for students with selected conference invited speakers, and a session on Undergraduate Research in Applied and Computational Mathematics. Other activities that will be of interest to students include the industrial panel and career fair on Monday, the poster session and dessert reception on Tuesday, the community lecture on Wednesday, and the book giveaway and professional development activities on Thursday.

Meeting with Leaders and Influencing SIAM (by invitation only)

Student Days 2012 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 9, features events to help you find a job and develop your career. An industry panel organized by SIAM Vice President for Industry, Thomas Grandine, 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. A Career Fair student guide will be available online in the spring. Professional development evening is Thursday, July 12.  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, you can reserve your room at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis starting in January 2012. The hotel has a limited number of rooms available at special rates for students. The deadline to make hotel reservations is June 8, 2012. Since reduced rate student rooms often sell out prior to the deadline, we recommend that you make your reservations early!


Registration will open in mid April, 2012. Students can register for the 2012 SIAM Annual Meeting July 9-13 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for the reduced rate of $110 or $125 onsite. Student Days are included.

Student Days Schedule and other Activities of Interest to Students

Students: Visit the student lounge located in the Exhibit Hall! NEW!


Sunday, July 8, 2012

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Student Orientation NEW!
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Welcome Reception

Monday, July 9, 2012

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM  Undergraduate Research in Applied and Computational Mathematics - 1 of 2 NEW!
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Undergraduate Research in Applied and Computational Mathematics - 2 of 2 NEW!

6:15 PM - 7:15 PM Industry Panel
7:15 PM - 9:15 PM Career Fair, Graduate Student Reception

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

7:00 AM - 8:15 AM

Student Chapter meeting with SIAM Leadership (by invitation only)

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

AN12 and FM12 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
  - Numerically Optimal High Order Strong Stability Preserving Multi-step Runge-Kutta Methods, Zachary Grant, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth
  - A Mathematical Approach to the Future of the Cavendish Banana, Blake Burkett, Shippensburg University
  - Simulation of Deformations and Shape Recovery of Red Blood Cells Using the Lattice Boltzman Method, John Gounley, Old Dominion University
  - Modeling of the Dynamic Delamination of L-shaped Unidirectional Laminated Composites, Burak Gozluklu, Middle East Technical University
  - Simulating Two-Phase Flows in Fractured Reservoirs Using a Generic Transfer Function in a Dual-Porosity Model, Christine Maier, Heriot-Watt University
  - An Analytical Approach to Green Oxidation, Diego Torrejon, George Mason University

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 - 6:00 PM

Students informal meeting with Invited Speakers NEW!

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Joint Poster Session (AN12, AWM, FM12) and Dessert Reception

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM       

AN12 and FM12 Invited Speaker sessions

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Coffee break
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM  SIAM/MCM Award winners presentations (2011, 2012)
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM   Lunch break
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM AN12 Past President’s Lecture
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM AN12 Plenary Reid Prize Lecture
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Coffee break
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

SIAM Student Paper Prize winners presentations (2011, 2012)

6:15 PM - 7:15 PM I.E. Block Community Lecture
7:15 PM - 8:15 PM Community Reception

Thursday, July 12, 2012

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

SIAM Book Giveaway - Exhibit Hall STUDENTS ONLY

6:15 PM - 9:15 PM Professional Development Evening


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