Math Professor Elected to Join Membership Committee for Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Tulin Kaman, an assistant professor and Lawrence Jesser Toll Jr. Chair in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the U of A's J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, has been elected to serve as a member of the Membership Committee for the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics .
The responsibilities of the SIAM Membership Committee are to provide oversight for SIAM membership development plans including recruitment and retention, serve as a conduit of information about membership initiatives, review and provide direction on membership needs, with consideration of the specific needs of various segments of membership including students, young professionals, international and industry.
"I am honored to be asked to serve on the committee of the the largest applied mathematics and computational science professional organization in the world and look forward to do my part in fulfilling the committee's mission," Kaman said.
With her science and engineering students, she established the Student Chapter to promote research in mathematics leading to new methods and techniques useful to industry and science. Throughout the semesters, the U of A SIAM Student Chapter organizes interdisciplinary activities to strengthen interaction among the students and faculty in sciences and engineering departments, and to provide a learning environment to develop and improve students' mathematics and computer programming skills.
"The activities we plan for our students such as seminars and lecture series are designed to further their career in the application of mathematics to industry and science," Kaman said.
About SIAM: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) 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.
Tulin Kaman, assistant professor, Lawrence Jesser Toll Jr. chair
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