Welcome to the website of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Student Chapter at Virginia Tech, the second oldest SIAM chapter in the United States. This website hosts information about our talks and events. Our goal is to promote applied mathematics and computational science to undergraduate and graduate students of mathematics-related disciplines. We provide a platform for students to share their research with their peers, learn from others, and develop networks with current and future mathematicians. Please check back for upcoming events as the website is continually updated!

This website does not represent the views or opinions of Virginia Tech. It is maintained by students associated with the VT SIAM Student Chapter.

Read about past events on our blog, and please contact us through our forum!

Upcoming Events

Academia to Industry

Next week Dr. Alan Lattimer, Chief Analytics Officer for Socially Determined, will be visiting Virginia Tech to talk about his life after graduate school and the problems he’s working on now. His talk will be on February 27th from 5:30 to 6:30 PM in McBryde 455. If you’re interested, please RSVP here. There will be pizza! Contact skbender@vt.edu if you have any questions.

Recent Events

2023 SIAM Interest Meeting

Interested in applied mathematics and/or computational science? Come join the Virginia Tech SIAM Student Chapter on February 13th @5:30pm in MCB 455 for our Spring 2023 Interest Meeting. We will discuss our plans for the chapter this semester and enjoy some pizza (provided) and board games. If you’re interested in getting more involved with our organization, or just want to stop by for some free pizza, please fill out this form! 

Curious about a career outside of academia? Have questions about how to prepare yourself for the future? Join the SIAM Industry Committee for this interactive small-group discussion on April 18th from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET. Find out whether a career in industry is right for you and get tips on how to set yourself up for success.


Panelists include:

Sharon Arroyo – The Boeing Company

Dean Bottino – Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Kevin Carlberg - Facebook, Inc.

Dirk Hartmann - Siemens

Christine Harvey - The MITRE Corporation

Sarah Knepper – Intel Corporation

Jeff (Jeffrey R.) Sachs – PPDM/Quantitative Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics, Merck Research Labs, Merck & Co Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA.

Nessy Tania – Pfizer Incorporated

Lalitha Venkataramanan – Schlumberger

Stefan Wild – Argonne National Laboratory


Registration is free!

Undergraduate Research at 2022 SIAM Annual Meeting

The Education Committee of Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) invites submissions for presentations at the 2022 SIAM Annual Meeting in sessions devoted to undergraduate research in all areas of applied and computational mathematics. Research should have been completed during the speakers’ undergraduate education. 

Interested students should apply by April 19, 2022 and will be asked to provide a title, abstract, and the names and affiliation of the presenter, co-authors, and advisor(s). The abstract is limited to 1,400 characters including spaces. Decisions will be made by May 5.

The SIAM Annual Meeting 2022 will be held in hybrid or virtual format, July 11–15, 2022. Conference support is available and students are encouraged to apply. SIAM is accepting applications until April 11.

Application link: https://tinyurl.com/SIAM2022

SIAM Virtual Career Fair: November 9th, 2021

Join us for the upcoming SIAM Virtual Career Fair! The event is scheduled for Tuesday, November 9, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EDT. All you need to participate is an Internet connection. Registration is free for job seekers, who can sign up here.

Employers will be recruiting for interns, postdocs, and full-time positions.

What is the Virtual Career Fair?

The Virtual Career Fair is an event at which you can chat with technical staff and recruiters about working in various industries. It is a great opportunity for you to meet government and industry representatives and discuss what they look for in candidates and what each employer may have to offer. The event is held primarily for graduating students and recent graduates, but job seekers at all career stages are encouraged to attend.

How Can I Participate?

To participate in the career fair, you simply need to be a SIAM member. Please see the instructions on our VT SIAM Chapter Membership webpage on obtaining free membership.