Upcoming WKU SIAM Events
Many WKU Physics majors are also Math majors. Below is an announcement from Dr. Richard Schugart, the adviser of the WKU chapter of SIAM (The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics). They are quite active and I’d encourage you to get involved if you are interested.
The WKU SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) Student Chapter has a list of great events planned! Here are some of the headlines.
We are planning on taking a day trip to Oak Ridge National Laboratories in early April. In order to tour some of the labs, they need advance (~4 weeks) notice. Please e-mail either Jeron Russell, Chapter President, at firstname.lastname@example.org or the chapter adviser Dr. Richard Schugart at email@example.com by the end of February if you interested in going.
We are sponsoring a math/interdisciplinary contest in modeling (i.e., You work on an open-end problem for a few days.). The contest runs from Thu evening, Feb 8-Mon evening, Feb 12 (short notice). We can submit teams of 1-3 students. Please e-mail by the end of the day on Mon, Feb 5, if you are interested.
Events Scheduled Before Spring Break:
1. Mon, Feb 5 – WKU math grad Cameron White from Fruit of the Loom will give a talk titled, “The Sexiest Career of the Century” – What is Data Science and How Can I Break Into the Field?
2. Mon, Feb 19 – WKU’s Jeremy Jenkins from the the Center for Career an Professional Development will talk about, “How to Write a Better Resume: Tips to Improve Your Chances for Getting a Job.”
3. Mon, Mar 5 – WKU’s Jason Smith and Dex Wood from the High Performance Computing Center will will talk about, “An Introduction to Parallel Computing.” No background is required in parallel computing. 1-2 additional presentations on this topic possible with sufficient interest.
All events listed scheduled in COHH 3121 at 4 PM. Pizza and drink available at meetings. Brief chapter meeting to follow each event.
SIAM Membership is free for all WKU grad/undergrad students, but must be renewed each calendar year! It is a great resume addition. Directions for becoming a member are attached!
We have an e-mail distribution list open to all faculty and staff! E-mail me if you want to be added.
Department of Mathematics
Western Kentucky University