SIAM Student Conference 2012
Virginia Tech
1060 Torgersen Hall
Saturday, 3 March 2012


On Saturday, 3 March 2012, there will be an informal miniconference (JohnFest IV) 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).

The conference will be held in room 1060 Torgersen Hall. This building is on the Drillfield, between McBryde Hall (Mathematics) and Newman Library. The room includes an overhead projector system; speakers will use PowerPoint or PDF files to present their talks.

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 held at U Alabama in Huntsville, AL, over March 24-25 and the 2012 SIAM Annual Meeting, held in Minneapolis, 9-13 July 2012.

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.

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 conference are here and here.


Last revised on 1 March 2012.