What is SIAM UW?

SIAM UW is an organization for graduate students at the University of Washington interested in applications of mathematical techniques to real world problems in science and industry. We are one of several student chapters of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) across the nation. Student members of SIAM UW receive a complimentary membership to SIAM, including the receipt of SIAM News, electronic access to SIAM Review, and discounts on SIAM books, journals, and conference registrations. All students interested in applications of mathematics are encouraged to join!

SIAM UW Seminar

The SIAM UW Seminar is a student-run seminar series for graduate students in the Department of Applied Mathematics. We host a variety of talks on research topics and tools that help make us more productive and effective student researchers. We meet most Thursdays at 2:30 in the Wan Conference Room (Lewis 208).

  • Meet the Speaker

    The Boeing Distinguished Colloquia brings to campus prominent applied mathematicians from around the world. SIAM UW provides an opportunity for students to personally meet with the speakers to ask questions about their research and career path.

  • Tutorials

    We provide tutorials on topics such as surviving graduate school, programming (MATLAB, Mathematica, text editors, version control), and presentation (graphics, posters, writing, websites). Students can access past tutorials on the AMATH Internal Wiki.

  • Panels

    We host panels on topics such as applying for fellowships, internships, and postdoc positions; navigating the academic publishing process; and teaching at local institutions including Seattle University, the University of Puget Sound, and Bellevue College.

SIAM UW Activities



In addition to our weekly seminar, SIAM UW also hosts activities such math fairs for local elementary school students (past events have included collaborations with Lockwood Elementary, the Girl Scouts of Western Washington, and the Pacific Science Center), a BIG (Business, Industry, and Government) networking event for UW graduate students, and an annual departmental poster competition. Follow the links below to learn more!

SIAM UW Officers

SIAM UW is run by graduate student volunteers in the Department of Applied Mathematics.
Our faculty advisor is Anne Greenbaum.