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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Python Workshop
Tuesday, January 31st, 2023

SIAM will be hosting a Python workshop in Weber 15 at 5pm. There will be pizza! Nate will give an introduction to machine learning with the package scikit-learn, an example of object oriented programming and show how to run code on the high performance computing machines at CSU.
Thursday, October 27, 2022
We will drive to Golden to visit NREL. The visit will involve a tour of the NREL campus along with an opportunity to meet CSU alumni who currently work at NREL. “nrel2022”
Career Panel
Tuesday, September 27th, 2022
Please join us tomorrow at 5:00pm-6:00pm MT in Weber 201 for a panel event about preparing for post-grad careers.
This event will feature the following speakers: Yajing Liu, Derek Handwerk, Sophia Bragdon, and Mark Vincent.
SIAM Social!
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Join us for pizza on the oval. We will be discussing future meeting ideas and directions for SIAM at CSU. There will also be a frisbee if you care to play catch.
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
A choose-your-own-adventure style social will be cohosted with the CSU American Mathematical Society and the CSU Association for Women in Mathematics. Join us to play games or study with friends. Information on how to participate in this virtual event will arrive via email!
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
At 16:30 MT a virtual viewing of Forensic linguistics: Using inductive inference and linguistic pattern recognition to solve crimes with the FBI will be hosted remotely. The official abstract reads: "How can math and linguistics be used together to advance criminal investigations, support social justice, identify plagiarism, and improve our legal system? Join Dr. Robert Leonard, Professor of Linguistics and Director of the Threat Assessment Institute at Hofstra University, for an engaging exploration of this unique new specialty. Referred to by The New Yorker as 'one of the foremost language detectives in the country' and known as one of the world's experts on authorship analysis, Dr. Leonard will share the data that he used in a murder investigation and explain how to find the linguistic clues that help unlock otherwise impenetrable mysteries. He'll also share case studies demonstrating how analysis of language data has been applied to interrogations, 'confessions,' and legal testimony to support the innocence of those wrongfully accused of crimes, to identify deception in speech patterns, to improve jury instructions, and to detect plagiarism, even sharpening the distinction between unintended sloppiness and deliberate intent. This program is intended for mature adult audiences, as the subject matter may at times be inappropriate for children." Keep an eye out for an email with more information!
Recruitment Day Lunch!
Tuesday, March 25, 2021
CSU SIAM is sponsoring meals for all prospective mathematics graduate students at 12:15 MT. No chapter activities will be held during this event!
Git Workshop!
Tuesday, March 3, 2021
CSU SIAM will host a Git workshop. From the Git website: "Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency. Git is easy to learn and has a tiny footprint with lightning fast performance. It outclasses SCM tools like Subversion, CVS, Perforce, and ClearCase with features like cheap local branching, convenient staging areas, and multiple workflows." Details of this virtual event will be emailed out!
Dr. Karleigh Cameron Pine Presentation!
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Our second speaker will be Dr. Karleigh Cameron Pine from Matrix Research, Inc. Dr. Pine is a mathematician who will talk about techniques for inferring information from signals when they are defined over non-Euclidean domains, such as graphs. Working over graphs allows one to represent complex relationships, which is increasingly important in the age of interconnected “big data.” A few tools from graph signal processing and network theory for simulating diffusion on graphs, and examples of useful applications, will be discussed. Questions pertaining to Dr. Pine's experience working as a government contractor in industry will also fielded. Zoom access information will be sent out over email!
Spring 2021 Schedule!
Events will take place Tuesdays at 17:00 MT on Zoom unless otherwise specified. Meeting information will be shared via email!
Our tentative schedule for Spring 2021 is as follows:
Feb 16: Speaker from Matrix Research, Inc.
Mar 3: Git Workshop
Mar 25: Recruitment Day Lunch
Apr 20: Forensic Linguistics Presentation
May 4: Picture a Scientist Film
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
Thursday, October 27, 2022
We drove to Golden to visit NREL. The visit involved a tour of the NREL campus along with an opportunity to meet CSU alumni who currently work at NREL. “nrel2022”
Dr. Kristin Broms Presentation!
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Our first guest speaker will be Dr. Kristin Broms from Neptune and Company, Inc. 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 MT on Zoom unless otherwise specified. 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
group photo
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