### SIAM @WPI Research Talk: John McClain, University of New Hampshire

Research Talk: First-Principles Computation of Low-Energy Electron Diffraction Spectra of 2D Materials. John McClain, University of New Hampshire

Coffee and light refreshments in SH 108 at 10:45 a.m., talk begins in SH 202 at 11 a.m.

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Low-energy electron diffraction (LEED) is an experimental tool that measures the intensity of low-energy electrons back-diffracted from crystalline surfaces. By...

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### SIAM @WPI First General Body Meeting

SIAM @WPI will be holding its first General Body Meeting of C-term on Wednesday, February 11 from 4-5 in SL 104. If you are interested in applied or industrial mathematics, you are welcome to join us!

Talk with our officers about opportunities within SIAM @WPI and about the exciting activities we are planning for the rest of the spring--and, as always, enjoy free pizza!

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### REU Panel

Undergraduate US citizens/nationals/permanent residents: now is the time to apply for the NSF's summer REU programs! (see:http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.jsp ) Need advice on applying or choosing a program? Come to our REU Panel on Thursday night, 4-5 p.m. in SH 308! You'll get to talk to panelists who've done REUs before. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

NSF has REU programs in the following disciplines:

Astronomical Sciences Atmospheric and...

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### SIAM @WPI Research Talk and Coffee Hour: Julia Baum (WPI '11, MIT Lincoln Labs)

SIAM @WPI is happy to host its first Research Talk of the semester, 2-3 p.m. in SH 203, given by Julia Baum (WPI '11, currently at MIT Lincoln Labs). Her talk is entitled "Integer and Dynamic Programming in Aircraft Sequencing Optimization", and you will find the abstract below.

Coffee Hour to follow from 3-4 p.m. in SH 306.

The SIAM @WPI Coffee Hour is a time for students to participate in open discussion with an experienced mathematical scientist,...

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### SIAM @WPI Coffee Hour: Gwen Spencer

SIAM @WPI is happy to host Prof. Gwen Spencer of Smith College. Prof. Spencer's research is in the field of optimization and approximation algorithms, with a particular focus on stochastic optimization problems in graphs.

The SIAM @WPI Coffee Hour is a time for students to participate in open discussion with an experienced mathematical scientist, which means that Prof. Spencer will be there to talk informally with you and answer questions about her field of research, her...

### SIAM @WPI: Graduate School Panel

Thinking about applying to graduate school? Now is the time to get started! What better way to kick off application season than an open, honest question-and-answer session with panelists who have experience applying for and attending graduate school?! Get honest answers to questions like . . .

Is grad school for me? How do I choose a school? How do I choose an adviser? When and how do I apply? What can I do to prepare for applying? To prepare for grad school in...###### Will you be attending?

### SIAM @WPI: LaTeX Workshop Series

Curious about LaTeX, the scientist's ideal typesetting language? Want to typeset a beautiful, professional-looking MQP report, scientific article, or presentation? Come to SIAM @WPI's annual LaTeX Workshop Series! Experienced LaTeX users on all platforms (Linux, Windows, OS X) will be there to guide you through installing and using LaTeX on your own computers, or on any of the campus machines where LaTeX is installed. These will be true workshops, not class-style lectures, so...

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### SIAM @WPI: First General Body Meeting

Come to the first General Body meeting of SIAM @WPI, the WPI chapter of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

We will discuss some of the events taking place both on the SIAM National level, and on the WPI level, and we will help get new members signed up. If you would like to get involved in the organization of our events or if you have some ideas for events of interest to students of applied or industrial math, please come to this meeting and speak up! We...

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### SIAM Ice Cream Social

All are welcome to join us for free ice cream, to get an idea of who SIAM is and what our plans for this year are!

Stop by after lunch and enjoy free ice cream with us (: