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!
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.
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.
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.
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!