Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

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The University of Portland Department of Mathematics is a departmental member of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).  SIAM fosters the development of applied mathematical and computational methodologies needed in various application areas. Applied mathematics, in partnership with computational science, is essential in solving many real-world problems. Through publications, research and community, the mission of SIAM is to build cooperation between mathematics and the worlds of science and technology.

SIAM is an international community of 14,500+ 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:

  • To advance the application of mathematics and computational science to engineering, industry, science, and society.
  • To promote research that will lead to effective new mathematical and computational methods and techniques for science, engineering, industry, and society.
  • To provide media for the exchange of information and ideas among mathematicians, engineers, and scientists.

Learn more about the mission and areas of focus for SIAM

UP Student benefits

 Our departmental membership includes access to the SIAM Review journal, as well as an unlimited number of student memberships.  If you are a student interested in joining SIAM, please contact Dr. Jakob Kotas,, for more information.

UP students may also be interested in the SIAM Students and Education page, which contains a host of resources and information for high school and undergraduate students of mathematics, including:

  • Student travel grants to attend conferences
  • A list of student SIAM chapters
  • Various programs and initiatives
  • Advice for pursuing a career in Applied Mathematics
  • Benefits of student membership
  • Student prizes
  • SIAM Undergraduate Research Online (SIURO) Journal
  • Information regarding graduate school applications and programs
  • Information on mathematical meetings
  • Advice on publishing and presenting your research
  • Advice on finding internships, fellowships, and jobs
And much more!