Xin Tang, third-year PhD CSEM student at the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences is the 2023 recipient of the SIAM Student Chapter Certificate, awarded in recognition of a student’s service and contributions. Tang has served as the local chapter’s treasurer since coming to The University of Texas at Austin in Fall 2020. Student chapters operate under the umbrella of the larger Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) organization.
“My undergrad advisor at my previous institution introduced me to SIAM, so I was very excited when I learned that we had a student chapter here. Applied math is so broad and interdisciplinary, sometimes students are just not very clear about it. Having a student chapter provides opportunities to learn about this field from graduate students, seminars and discussions. It is also a great platform for students with the same interest to exchange ideas,” said Tang, who began working in the Process and Energy Systems Engineering Group with Michael Baldea in 2021. Baldea is a core faculty member at the Oden Institute and Associate Professor in the chemical engineering department.
Some of the accomplishments Tang has collaborated on with SIAM officers include working with a website designer to revamp their website in 2020 which improved user access, and initiating speaker invitations for seminars which are open to all in the Oden community.