Welcome to CSU's SIAM Student Chapter!

The purpose of this organization is to increase students' awareness and knowledge of the interdisciplinary nature of applied mathematics in academia as well as in industry. This is accomplished by promoting student involvement in workshops and conferences and by providing students with a view into the wide range of fields in which a mathematician can work and also make great contributions.

Our Constitution

For more information, explore our webpage or contact us at siamcsu@gmail.com

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Sunday, November 22 to Tuesday, November 24, 2020
A virtual viewing of Picture a Scientist will be cohosted with the CSU Association for Women in Mathematics; details will be sent via email! film2020
"Picture a Scientist is a feature-length documentary film chronicling the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. A biologist, a chemist and a geologist lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, overcoming brutal harassment, institutional discrimination, and years of subtle slights to revolutionize the culture of science. From cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we also encounter scientific luminaries who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all." https://www.pictureascientist.com/
Personal Website Workshop!
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
CSU SIAM will host a personal website workshop led by Scott Ziegler and Brittany Carr. The duo will go over some examples of professional websites in mathematics and give the steps necessary to create one. In addition, they will discuss some command line steps for accessing hosted files from home and how to have the department a personal website. This will be a virtual event and details will be emailed to participants!
Sample page
Sample style sheet
Chapter Shirt Design!
(UPDATED) Order By: Friday, November 13, 2020
This year's SIAM chapter student-designed shirt is in so be sure to check your CSU email for ordering details! shirt2020
Design by Fahrner et al.
Dr. Kristin Broms Presentation!
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Our first guest speaker, Dr. Kristin Broms from the local(ish) Neptune and Company, Inc., will be speaking at 17:00 MDT. Dr. Broms is a statistician who specializes in Bayesian hierarchical modeling, multivariate responses, survey design, and programming in R. She will talk about her research as well as her transition into a new position and the diversity of options out there for applied mathematicians. Keep an eye out for the Zoom information sent out over email!
Fall 2020 Schedule!
Events will take place Tuesdays at 17:00 MDT on Zoom. Meeting information will be shared via email!
Our tentative schedule for Fall 2020 is as follows:
Sep 22: Inaugural Meeting
Oct 20: Speaker from Neptune and Company, Inc.
Nov 17: Personal Website Workshop
Nov 24: Picture a Scientist Film
Fall 2019 Schedule!
Events will be Thursdays, 4:00-6:00pm in Weber 223.
Our tentative schedule for Fall 2019 is as follows:
Sep 12: Project Euler Night
Sep 26: Personal Website Workshop
Oct 10: TBD
Oct 24: TBD
Nov 7: TBD
Nov 21: TBD
Dec 5: TBD
Spring 2019 Schedule & Project Euler Night!
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Please join us any time between 4:00pm-6:00pm tomorrow to work on some Project Euler problems! Watch your email for the room number.

Our tentative schedule for Spring 2019 is as follows:
Jan 31: Project Euler Night
Feb 14: Alumni back to campus colloquium with Dr. Farrah Sadre-Marandi
Feb 28: Advanced latex workshop
Mar 2: Annual trip to the SIAM Front Range Applied Mathematics Conference
Mar 7: Alumni back to campus colloquium with Dr. Francis Motta
Mar 28: TBD
Apr 11: TBD
Apr 25: TBD
May 9: TBD
Project Euler Night! (part 2)
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Please join us any time between 5:00pm-6:00pm (after the Math Club speaker at 4:00pm) to work on some Project Euler problems!
Bring a laptop, brain, and enthusiasm to Weber 223. Pizza will be provided!
Dr. Lori Ziegelmeier Colloquium!
Thursday, November 1, 2018
This Thursday (Nov. 1), the SIAM student chapter is hosting Dr. Lori Ziegelmeier for our first Alumni Back to Campus Colloquium of the school year! Dr. Ziegelmeier will be giving a talk at 4:00 pm in Weber 223 and immediately following her talk there will be a short Q&A session with snacks in Weber 117! Additionally, we will be taking Dr. Ziegelmeier out to lunch at 12:00 on Thursday and have room for about 3 more people. Respond to this email if you would like to join us for lunch!

Title: Tools for Geometric and Topological Data Analysis
Abstract: In this talk, I will present two projects for geometric and topological data analysis. The first, which was part of my dissertation work, stratifies points in a data cloud based on proximity to the boundary of the convex hull by solving a quadratic programming problem for each point. The geometry of the point cloud is encoded in a weight vector associated to each point, which reveals the relationship of the point to the boundary of the convex hull. The second project, with collaborators affiliated to CSU, develops a vector-based representation of a persistence diagram, a multiscale description of the topological (in particular, homological) features within a data set. Our representation is called a persistence image (PI) and is stable with respect to small perturbations in inputs. PIs show significant performance gains compared with existing methods in classifying common shape classes and are effective at inferring parameter values of dynamical system.
Personal Website Workshop!
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Join us for an interactive session on logging into CSU's servers and modifying your own personal website from 4pm-6pm! We'll meet in the computer lab (Weber 205) and start with how to write a HTML file, and then we'll work our way up to modifying style sheets to give extra flair!
Sample page (right click -> Save Link As...)
Sample style sheet (right click -> Save Link As...)
CHILL Radar Tour!
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Sign up on the spreadsheet (check your email) to come on a tour of the CSU-CHILL National Radar Facility!
We depart from the Weber building around 1:45pm and will return to campus shortly after 5:00pm. action shot!
Photo by Kwancheol
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Photo by Kwancheol, Sophie
Project Euler!
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Please join us any time between 4:00pm-6:00pm to work on some Project Euler problems!
Bring a laptop, brain, and enthusiasm to Weber 223. Pizza will be provided! group photo
Photo by Sophie