Students - Activities just for you at the 2015 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Student Days at the 2015 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering are days for students and about students. Organizers have planned 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 members of SIAM Student Chapters from all over the world.



Organized by the SIAM Education Committee (Chaired by Rachel Levy, Harvey Mudd College), Student Days are designed to encourage student participation in SIAM, help students learn more about applied mathematics and computational science as both fields of study and as careers, and provide a forum for emerging mathematicians to learn about their field from professionals. 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

Activities that will enhance the meeting for students include a special orientation prior to Friday’s welcome reception, a career panel and full day career fair featuring non-academic employers on Saturday, professional development sessions and reception Saturday evening, presentations by student chapter representatives on Sunday, a student lounge, sessions on Undergraduate Research on Monday, poster blitz and posters sessions on Monday and Tuesday, and a session for students with selected conference invited speakers on Tuesday.

Meeting with Leaders and Influencing SIAM (by invitation only)

Student Days 2015 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 representative.


Reserve your room at one of the conference hotels in Salt Lake City. There are a limited number of rooms available at special rates for students. The deadline to make hotel reservations will be in February 18, 2015, but since reduced rate student rooms often sell out prior to the deadline, we recommend that you make your reservations early!


Registeronline. Students can register for the meeting at the reduced rate of $110 or $125 onsite. Student Days are included.

Student Days Schedule and Other Activities of Interest to Students

Friday, March 13, 2015  
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Student Orientation
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Welcome Reception
Saturday, March 14, 2015  
8:15 AM - 8:30 AM  Opening remarks
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Celebrating 15 years of SIAG/CSE
10:15 AM - 11:55 AM  Career Fair (Room 255)
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM PD1 Student Careers Panel lunch
2:25 PM - 4:05 PM Career Fair (Room 255)
4:35 PM - 6:15 PM Career Fair (Room 255)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Professional Development session: Getting Started with Interdisciplinary Research
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM  Professional Development reception
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM  Professional Development session: Interdisciplinary Research: Sustaining a Successful Program
Sunday, March 15, 2015  
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Student Chapter meeting with SIAM Leadership (by invitation only)
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM Visit the student lounge in Room 255
9:10 AM - 10:50 PM MS94 Student Days: SIAM Student Chapter Presentations - Part I of II
Organizer: Rachel Levy, Harvey Mudd College
  • System Architecture for a Cooperative Fleet of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), Stacey Joseph-Ellison, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA
  • Affirmative Actions in Education Creating Division and Inefficiency Among Beneficiary Groups in India, Aprant Ajay, Delhi Techinical University, India
  • Interfacial Motion by Mean Curvature in Liquid Crystals, Amy Spicer, University of Bath, UK
  • Theory and Computation for Bilinear Quadratures, Christopher A. Wong, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Survival Probability of Beneficial Mutations in Bacteria, Anna Zhu, Western University Canada, Canada
  • On Strategic Defense in Stochastic Networks, Ryan White, Florida Institute of Technology, USA
1:30 PM - 3:10 PM MS119 Student Days: SIAM Student Chapter Presentations - Part II of II
Organizer: Rachel Levy, Harvey Mudd College
  • Sublinear Preconditioners for the 2D Helmholtz Equation, Leonardo Zepeda-Núñez, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Solving the Heat Equation with Wavelets, Anne Reinarz, University of Reading, UK
  • Analysis of a Heterogeneous Multiscale Method for Poroelasticity, Paul Delgado, University of Texas at El Paso, USA
  • Experimental Analysis of the Performance of GeoClaw, AnuGA and SurfWB-UC Numerical Models for the Simulation of Tsunami Inundation Phenomena, José Galaz, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile
  • Stabilization in Relation to Wavenumber in HDG Methods, Nicole Olivares, Portland State University, USA
  • Incompressible Flow and (Stabilised) Mixed Finite Element Methods on Highly Stretched Meshes, Andreas Wachtel, University of Strathclyde, UK
3:10 PM - 4:30 PM Poster Blitz
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Session
Monday, March 16, 2015  
9:10 AM - 10:50 AM MS146 Student Days: Undergraduate Sessions - Part I of II
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM  Visit the student lounge in Room 255
1:30 PM - 3:10 PM MS172 Student Days: Undergraduate Sessions - Part II of II
3:10 PM - 4:30 PM Poster Blitz
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Session
Tuesday, March 17, 2015  
10:00 AM - 11:40 AM MS198 Student Days: Combining Disciplines, Techniques, Faculty and Students to Tackle Protein Folding
4:25 PM - 6:05 PM  MS247 Student Days: An Informal Meeting with invited speakers



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