SIAM Student Conference 2014
Virginia Tech
Location to be determined
Friday-Saturday, 7-8 March 2014


On Friday, 7 March 2014 at 4:30, there will be a plenary talk by William Layton from the University of Pittsburgh.

On Saturday, 8 March 2014, there will be an informal miniconference (JohnFest VI) in applied mathematics and related areas.

The conference is sponsored jointly by the SIAM Student Chapter at Virginia Tech, by the Virginia Tech Mathematics Department, and by the Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Mathematics (ICAM). We have applied for financial support from the National Science Foundation to partially cover student travel costs.

In part, the conference is intended as a "practice session" for students, to give them a comfortable forum in which to present the results of their research, while getting advice and suggestions from their peers and mentors. This kind of oral presentation is a vital part of a graduate student's career. The talks presented at this conference will be developed further for presentation at job interviews and at conferences, such as the upcoming SIAM SEAS conference, to be organized at Florida Institute of Technology, in Melbourne, FL and the 2014 SIAM Annual Meeting, held in Chicago, 7-11 July 2014.

The conference is also intended to be an opportunity for the beginning researchers to gain exposure for their own work, to get an idea of what others are working on, and to meet and to exchange ideas with others in their field of interest.

Most of the speakers at the miniconference will be graduate students or recent graduates. However, a number of speaking slots will be reserved for undergraduates, who may present their work upon the recommendation of a faculty adviser or sponsor.

We do not have any funding to cover the travel or hotel expenses of the participants. We have applied for NSF support to cover student travel expenses and will provide details shortly (we have reserved a block of rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn for this purpose).

To preauthorize wireless internet for the Saturday meeting, please complete the instructions on the following website.


A list of this year's attendees is here.

A link to this year's program is here.

The abstracts are here.

You can refer to information about

There is a separate page about Blacksburg hotels.

There is a separate page about parking, wireless, coffee, eating, and other incidentals.

Before AND after your talk, you may want to review Bill Layton's article "How to Give a Conference Presentation Talk".


Photos from the 2012 conference are here and here.

Photos from the 2013 conference are here.

Photos from this year's conference will appear here.


Last revised on 9 January 2014.