#### Welcome to the Duke Student Chapter of SIAM

The Duke SIAM student chapter, a local branch of the larger Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics, was established in January 2017 and is a group for students, postdocs, faculty and staff interested in applied mathematics. Our goal is to foster an active interdiciplinary STEM community at Duke, and we organize professsional, academic, social events for our graduate students.

Last year the Duke SIAM student chapter coorganized the Triangle Area Graduate Mathematics Conference with the AMS student chapter. The meeting was held on April 23, 2017.

#### Recent Events

- Math slam: a collection of short talks given by the current graduate students
- two panel discussions were held. One on applying to jobs in academia and another on applying to graduate school.
- There was also a workshop on CV creation.

#### Student Membership

SIAM offers a free student membership to Duke students. Benefits include a 30% off discount to all SIAM books. The chapter was opened up to undergraduates this year. Chapter representatives attended the undergraduate tea that was held in the fall to recruit members. .

#### SIAM Officers

- President: Sarah Ritchey
- Vice President: Ran Huo
- Secretary: Dena Zhu
- Treasurer: Jessica Leete
- Webmaster: Jonathan Michala
- Photographer: Weifan Liu
- Faculty Advisor: Dr. Tom Witelski