2004-2005 Events

Monday, April 25, 2005

Field Trip to The MathWorks

Liz Callanan of The MathWorks hosted WPI SIAM members on a visit to the MathWorks. We enjoyed presentations from a number of employees in various roles of the company. Transportation was provided by the MathWorks.

Thursday, February 3 – Monday, February 7, 2005

COMAP Mathematical Contest in Modelling

The chapter sponsored two teams in this year’s contest. The teams were:

  • Jessica Clark (sophomore), David LeRay (senior), and Sanjayan Manivannan (junior): MERITORIOUS
  • Brian Cordes (senior), Eric Griffel (sophomore), Chukwunomso Agunwamba (freshman): SUCCESSFUL PARTICIPANTS

The chapter has purchased a CD-Rom with past contest problems and solutions from COMAP to aid in preparation for future contests.

Thursday, November 4, 2004

When Worlds Collide
Dr. Derek Kane (of DEKA Research & Development Corp)

Friday, November 19, 2004

Panel Discussion: “Careers in Industry”

This was a panel of four speakers from industry:

  • Mr. Aron Atkins (WPI ’96) of Carbon Design Systems
  • Ms. Jennifer Charlonne of Travelers/Premier Insurance
  • Dr. David Clark of Aptima
  • Dr. Michael Tocci (WPI ’92) of The MathWorks

This panel was held as part of the Northeast Section Meeting of the MAA held at WPI. The SIAM officers helped to organize and moderate the panel.