Student Days - Activities just for you at the 2018 SIAM Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon, USA

Student Days at the 2018 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 Suzanne Weekes, Worcester Polytechnic Inst), 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 Student Paper Prizes.  In addition, students can attend plenary sessions from the SIAM Annual Meeting (AN18). Other activities that will enhance the meeting for students include a special orientation prior to Sunday’s welcome reception, a student lounge, and a session for students with selected conference invited speakers. Other activities that will be of interest to students include the Careers in Business, Industry and Government panel, career fair, and evening reception on Monday, the poster session on Tuesday, the community lecture on Wednesday, and the professional development activities on Thursday evening.


Meeting with Leaders and Influencing SIAM (by invitation only)

Student Days 2018 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 member to attend the event as its chapter representative.



If you plan to attend Student Days or the SIAM Annual Meeting, you can reserve your room at the DoubleTree Hotel Portland, Courtyard by Marriott Portland Downtown or Crowne Plaza Hotel/Portland Downtown Convention Center now. The hotels have a limited number of rooms available at special rates for students. The deadline to make hotel reservations will be in June 11, 2018. Since reduced rate student rooms often sell out prior to the deadline, we recommend that you make your reservations early!
If you’re looking for a roommate, want to connect with other attendees, etc, please RSVP on Facebook at



Registration will open in mid-April, 2018. Students can register for the 2018 SIAM Annual Meeting July 9-13 in Portland, OR, for the reduced rate of $125 or $140 onsite. Student Days are included.


Draft Student Days Schedule and other Activities of Interest to Students

Sunday, July 8th:


Student Orientation


Welcome Reception


Monday, July 9th:


Visit the Student Lounge in the Holladay Lobby


Career Fair, Undergraduate Sessions


Kovalevsky Prize Lecture

3:30PM-5:30PM Career Fair: Careers in Business, Industry, and Government


Undergraduate Sessions


Tutorials for Students: Accessible Introductions to Active Research Areas – Part I of II


Industry Panel


Career Fair, Graduate Student Reception, Industry Reception


Tuesday, July 10th:


Visit the Student Lounge in the Holladay Lobby


Student Chapter Meeting with SIAM Leadership (by invitation only)


SIAM Student Chapter Presentations


Tutorials for Students: Accessible Introductions to Active Research Areas – Part II of II


The John von Neumann Lecture

4:00PM - 6:00PM

SIAM Student Chapter Presentations


Poster Session and Dessert Reception


PP Minisymposterium - Student Chapter Presentations


Wednesday, July 11th


Visit the Student Lounge in the Holladay Lobby


Student Paper Prize Winners


Reid Prize Lecture


Student Informal Meeting with Invited Speakers


I.E. Block Community Lecture and Reception

8:00PM-9:30PM Hidden Figures Panel
8:15PM-9:15PM NOGLSTP Reception

Thursday, July 12th


Julian Cole Lecture


Professional Development Evening

Date and Time TBD Tutorials for Students: Accessible Introductions to
Active Research Areas (Part 1 of 2)
Date and Time TBD Tutorials for Students: Accessible Introductions to
Active Research Areas (Part 1 of 2)


Other Important Dates for AN18

June 11, 2018: Disconnect time is midnight EDT

June 11, 2018


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