Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Chapter to Meet

In January 2018, the University of Arkansas joined the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, the largest applied mathematics and computational science professional organization in the world. The U of A students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics field are now eligible for the SIAM generous benefits and can get free SIAM memberships.

"The goal of our chapter is to help students to develop and improve their computational skills, and promote research in mathematics leading to new methods and techniques useful to industry and science," said Tulin Kaman, an assistant professor and the Lawrence Jesser Toll Jr. Chair in the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

The U of A Student Chapter of SIAM organizes events to promote interdisciplinary activities and develop interactions among the students and faculty in science and engineering departments. The chapter holds lecture series on scientific computing to help prepare the programmers of tomorrow and organizes seminars to learn more about projects of faculty members and students in a variety of applications.

The next SIAM seminar is scheduled for 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, in SCEN 322. David Ford, professor, department head and holder of the Ralph E. Martin Endowed Leadership Chair in Chemical Engineering, will be giving a talk on the thermodynamics, dynamics, and control in the directed assembly of small ensembles of colloidal particles. The agenda of the upcoming SIAM events can be viewed online at

About the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics: The society is an international community of over 14,000 individual members. Almost 500 academic, manufacturing, research and development, service and consulting organizations, government, and military organizations worldwide are institutional members. SIAM was incorporated in 1952 as a nonprofit organization to convey useful mathematical knowledge to other professionals who could implement mathematical theory for practical, industrial, or scientific use. Since then, SIAM's goals have remained the same.

About the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences: The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most academically diverse unit on campus with 19 departments and 43 academic programs and research centers. The college provides the core curriculum for all University of Arkansas students and is named for J. William Fulbright, former university president and longtime U.S. senator.

About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among only 2 percent of universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.


Tulin Kaman, assistant professor
Department of Mathematical Sciences

Andra Parrish Liwag, director of communications
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences


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