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SIAM Newsletter

The September issue of SIAM Unwrapped, the newsletter of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, is now available for download.  See

SIAM Unwrapped – September 2013

News & announcements for the SIAM membership community

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Virginia SAS Users Group Meeting

Join us for the Virgina SAS Users Group Spring Meeting
March 28th from 9 AM to 3 PM at the Tuckahoe Public Library

Meeting Agenda:

9:00 –  9:30  Morning Meet & Greet
9:30 – 10:30 Why the Bell Tolls 108 times? Stepping Through Time with SAS® – Peter Eberhardt
10:30 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:00 The SAS® DATA Step: Where Your Input Matters – Peter Eberhardt
12:00 –  1:00  Networking Lunch
1:00 – 2:00   Three short topics: Import & Freq & SummaryJohn Meyers
2:30 – 3:30   R U Experienced? Using SAS and R Together – Brian Adams

Remember: Students get in Free!

 Contact Brian Adams  for more details.
Thank you to SunTrust for sponsoring this meeting!

MathSciNet Tutorials

The American Mathematical Society is pleased to announce that MathSciNet Tutorials are now available!  Learn how to take full advantage of the rich structure of the MathSciNet database.  Tutorials include – Publications, Authors, Journals, and Citations searches – as well as tutorials on the Free Tools and Preferences options.  Every user will find new features and search options that will enhance their use of the database.

Go to to start using the MSN Tutorials!

Lori Sprague
Manager, Sales Administration
American Mathematical Society
Providence, RI  02904

Mathematica Technical Talks

Just a quick note to let you know I will be on campus to give two Mathematica technical talks on Thursday, October 13. If you haven’t seen Mathematica lately, you will be surprised to see how suitable Mathematica is for projects and course examples in any STEM, business and economics, or liberal arts field.

My talks are given 100% in Mathematica, and a big part of what I want to discuss is the exciting new free-form input in Mathematica 8. Here’s a quick video preview:


“Mathematica in Education and Research”

9-9:50am & 10-10:50am, including Q&A

Room 214, Mechanical Engineering Bldg., UVA

Attendees with no prior experience report that these talks help with getting started using Mathematica language and workflow.

All attendees will receive an electronic copy of the examples, which can be adapted to individual projects.

Please feel free to pass this invitation on to colleagues and students–please let me know if you plan to attend, so I can make sure we have enough space. I look forward to meeting you!


Andy Dorsett

Wolfram Research, Inc.

1-800-965-3726 ext. 3495

fax: 217-398-1108

Certain Core Competencies Can Help Software Engineers Stand Out

In the “Career Management” blog at Tech Republic (1/21), Head Blogs Editor Toni Bowers writes that, according to CareerCast, software engineer is “the hottest job for 2011.” For those “who would like to know how to stand out from the pack” in this competitive field, Bowers lists “five core skills to help build critical competencies.” The list, created by Bruce Douglas, “Chief Evangelist from IBM Rational,” includes electric vehicle mechanics, probability and statistics, environmental engineering, engineering economics, and ethics.

Reposted from the 1/21/11 ASEE First Bell.

Latest Version of MathSciNet

Newest Release of MathSciNet

The American Mathematical Society is pleased to announce the latest version of MathScinet. The new release includes the following enhancements and features:

· Improved display of mathematics using MathJax, an open source JavaScript display engine for mathematics that works in all modern browsers (

· Direct links to books, book chapters, and series using DOIs registered by publishers

· Bibliographic entries and direct links for Ph.D. theses in mathematics, applied mathematics, and statistics from the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database

For more information please see:

Mathematica Tutorials

“Hands-on Start to Mathematica” is a free, two-part online screencast that introduces Mathematica basics to get you started with your first calculations, visualizations, and interactive examples. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Part 1 here:

Many students have asked for more in-depth training, so we now also offer “M10: A Student’s First Course in Mathematica,” a self-paced video training course providing step-by-step instructions on the basic features of Mathematica for students.  Through the included videos and practice exercises, students learn how to navigate the user interface, build calculations, create graphics and dynamic models, work with data, and more–for under $30:

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