The Visiting Lecturer Program (VLP) provides the SIAM community with a roster of experienced and inspirational applied mathematicians and computational scientists in industry, government, and academia, who can speak on topics that are of interest to developing professional mathematicians. Mathematical sciences students and faculty, in particular, SIAM student chapters, can invite SIAM VLPs to their campus to give a talk and to meet with students and faculty so that they can learn directly from working professionals about research, career opportunities, and general professional development.
In addition to making arrangements directly with the visitor, departments are expected to publicize the VLP lecture and related events, act as host throughout the visit, cover travel expenses, and provide feedback to SIAM. An honorarium for the speaker is not mandatory. If travel costs are especially large, a host is encouraged to coordinate with neighboring institutions to share a visitor’s expenses. SIAM Student Chapters may use their annual support money to help with expenses.
The SIAM Education Committee, sponsor of the VLP, recognizes the need for all educated members of our increasingly technological society to be familiar with the achievements and potential of mathematics and science. We are grateful to the accomplished applied mathematicians who have volunteered, with enthusiasm, to be Visiting Lecturers. We hope you will welcome them to your campus.