SIAM Student Chapter

University of Bath Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Student Chapter

Bath SIAM-IMA Student Conference 2017

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It is a pleasure to announce that the University of Bath SIAM-IMA Student Chapter will be hosting a local student conference on 1st March 2017. This one day meeting will be a great opportunity for PhD students to discuss their research with their peers, and to share their work via a talk or poster in a relaxed environment.


All PhD students in the country are welcome to attend, and there is a programme of talks and poster presentations by students from Bath and other local universities.

The student talks will be complemented by two plenary speakers: Philippe Blondel is a physicist from the University of Bath, who will describe how he uses mathematics in his work to study the Earth's oceans; and Jon Chapman from the University of Oxford will discuss divergent series, and how they crop up in his area of applied mathematics research.

A full schedule and list of abstracts is available at the conference webpage.

Registration will be open until 12:00 on Wednesday 22nd February, and we will still welcome additional poster presentations until that time.

The details are as follows:

Bath SIAM-IMA Student Conference
09:30 – 16:00 Wednesday 1st March 2017
University of Bath


We hope to see you at the conference in March!

Warmest wishes,

Adwaye, Amy, Anna, Ben, Dan and Francisco
The Bath SIAM-IMA Student Chapter Committee


Women in Maths and Athena Swan

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In April this year, as part of the 150 years of LMS (London Mathematical Society) celebrations the annual Women in Maths conference was extended from the usual 1 day to 4 days.
It was a brilliant opportunity to meet women at the forefront of research in their field and many members from industry as well as a large cohort of other female maths students from around the country and a few from abroad too! There was also opportunity to discuss some of the issues facing women in academia and routes for career progression.

More details on the conference and a few photos can be found here

At the University of Bath we are committed to progress towards gender equality and representation, progression and success for all,  I am therefore delighted to announce that both I and Katy will be working with the Departmental Self-Assessment Team to submit an application for an Athena Swan Award


Katy Gaythorpe receives SIAM award

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Congratulations to Katy Gaythorpe, our Treasurer for the University of Bath SIAM Student Chapter who has received a Certificate of Recognition from SIAM for her contributions in 2014/2015.

And thank you on behalf of the rest of the committee for all the work and organisation you have done this year.  As Katy is close to finishing her PhD she is, unfortunately, not planning on continuing as a committee member next year.  If you are interested in joining the committee as Treasurer (or any other role!) please contact me (Jennifer) or pop by our office in 4W1.11.

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Amy Spicer represents Bath at SIAM conference in Salt Lake City

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In March this year Amy Spicer, secretary of Bath SIAM student Chapter,  traveled to Salt Lake City to represent Bath at the SIAM conference on computational science and engineering!

Bath was lucky enough to be selected as one of only five chapters from the UK to send a delegate to present current research going on at their university.

When there Amy presented her research on interfaces on liquid crystals and had a chance to meet and network with student members, young researchers, academics  and industry representatives from around the world.

Congratulations Amy on presenting a well received talk!

Here are a couple of photos from her time away

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Exciting conferences coming up

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We are lucky to have a SIAM event at Bath on January 8th so sign up for this free (for students) conference here:

Another exciting opportunity is the SIAM conference in Salt Lake City on March 15th- 17th. We need one representative to be flown out (for free) to represent Bath and give a 15 minute talk on their relevant research. You need to be a member of SIAM (which you can be for free here!) and get back to us by tomorrow.


Postgraduate Away Day

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1560434_10152511964327162_419068302569108033_nSo a quick word about the away day co-organised with the University of Bath Maths Department.

10415606_10152511964477162_5896609526714495935_nIt was a great day with talks and a light-hearted afternoon in the sun. The talks ranged from career options and directions to stress management and performance optimisation.

This was followed by a very SIAM lunch with garden games and food cooked by Jen, Amy and Katy.

The finally, we headed off for some stress relief at Laser fusion, obviously whilst wearing war paint 😀


Thanks for reading, Katy

Away Day

Away Day 2014



Results of the SIAM Committee Elections

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Thank you to everyone who voted in the committee elections!

All members of the Chapter should have received an email with the results of the elections. The following candidates have been elected to the committee for the academic year 2014/15.

President - Jennifer Jones

Vice-President - Elizabeth Arter

Secretary - Amy Spicer

Treasurer - Katy Gaythorpe

The elected committee members will take up these positions immediately until 30th June 2015. The committee for 2013/14 would like to wish them the best of luck with running the Chapter!



Committee elections for 2014/15

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The committee elections are now under way. All chapter members should have received a link to cast their ballot, through their email.

There are 4 committee positions open for voting, so if you have a couple of minutes please do take the time to exercise your wonderful democratic right and vote! Each position also gives you the option to re-open the nominations (R. O. N.) in case you want to do that, but there is also a real-life lovely person to choose too.

These candidates are:

President - Jennifer Jones

Vice-President - Elizabeth Arter

Secretary - Amy Spicer

Treasurer - Katy Gaythorpe
Voting will close on Thursday the 3rd of July at 5pm, so please vote before then. Voting is totally anonymised and the website we are using gives you lots of interesting information about the encryption process if you are interested.

To vote please follow the URL in your email and enter your ID and password when required.


Committee Elections 2014/15

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The University of Bath SIAM chapter is currently looking for candidates to stand in the chapter committee elections!

All current committee members have served for two years, so all positions are up for election. These are,

- President,

- Vice-President,

- Secretary,

- Treasurer,

- Activities and Relations Officer.

If you're interested in standing for election, then please email Jack or Siân by Monday 16th June, so you can be added to the ballot.

All chapter members will be invited to vote for a candidate or RON (re-open nominations) the following week.

Best of luck!


Siân Jenkins receives SIAM award

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Congratulations to Siân Jenkins, Treasurer for the University of Bath SIAM Student Chapter who has received a Certificate of Recognition from SIAM for her contributions in 2012/2013. The award was presented by Melina Freitag (SIAM UKIE) on behalf of SIAM.