Welcome to the NUI Galway SIAM Chapter Homepage. The Chapter was founded in 2014, and aims to bring together students and researchers from across campus to generate interest in applied mathematics, share ideas, and develop leadership skills. Members range from pure and applied mathematics to information technology, physics and engineering.

We are part of the SIAM UK & Republic of Ireland Section of SIAM; see also our NUI Galway Student Chapter page on the SIAM website.

Many of our members are associated with the Stokes Cluster for Applied Mathematics, and we regularly co-organize events with the Cluster.

Contact: siam.nuig@gmail.com

Address: School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics, NUI Galway, University Road, Galway

Recent and Forthcoming Events

Many of our members present talks at the Postgraduate Modelling Research Group which usually meets each week during semester.


Previous years' events include


  • Our chapter AGM took place on the 13th June 2019, and a new committee was elected.
  • Six chapter members attended the SIAM UKIE Section Student Chapter Conference at the University of Manchester on the 10th and 11th of June 2019. They contributed 5 talks and 2 posters.
  • The Fifth Annual Stokes Modelling Workshop for Undergraduate Students organised by the Stokes Cluster for Applied Mathematics and the Chapter, was held from 27-30 May 2019.
  • 5 chapter members attended, and gave contributed talks at, the fifth Irish SIAM Student Chapter Conference, organised by our colleagues at the University of Limerick on the 19th January 2019.
  • We held a Careers in Mathematical Sciences Evening for Undergraduate Students on the 15th November 2018. Mathematics graduates gave short talks on their experiences of finding employment, establishing careers, and developing networks. Companies represented included Medtronic, Dairymaster, BrainWaveBank, and Valeo. Additionally Carol Keenan from the Career Development Centre gave information on where previous graduates are working/studying and outline the careers services and supports available to students. (Co-organised with the Mathematics Society at NUI Galway)


  • Chapter president Eoghan Staunton represented the chapter at the SIAM Annual Meeting (AN18) in Portland, Oregon this July and presented his work on noise in the square root map in a contributed talk at the conference.
  • Our Chapter AGM took place on Friday 22nd of June, we reflected on a successful year and a new committee was elected to lead the chapter in 2018/19.
  • 8 chapter members attended the SIAM UKIE National Student Chapter Conference in the University of Bath on the 18th and 19th of June 2018. NUI Galway Chapter members contributed 7 talks and one poster.
  • The chapter organised a conference preparation day on Friday the 8th of June giving members a chance to practice talks for upcoming conferences and to receive feedback in a friendly environment. The day also gave the speakers a chance to share their research with a wide audience from NUIG.
  • We held a seminar on soft materials: experiments, theory and applications by Dr Taisiya Sigaeva (University of Calgary) in conjunction with the NUI Postgraduate Modelling Research Group on the 3rd of March 2018.
  • The Chapter hosted the 4th Irish SIAM Student Chapter Conference on the 1st December 2017.
  • We held a seminar on the dynamics of decision making by Nadim Atiya (Ulster University) in conjunction with the NUI Postgraduate Modelling Research Group on the 24th of November 2017.
  • We held 2 seminars on cryptography by Aisling Connolly and Pooya Farshim (ENS Paris) in conjunction with the NUI Galway School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics on the 23rd and 24th of November 2017.
A full list of previous Chapter events can be found on our Events page.

Membership / Join the Chapter

Becoming a chapter member is free and open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students of NUI Galway who are engaged or interested in mathematics or scientific computing and their applications. All student members of the chapter are eligible for free student membership of SIAM. If you would like to join, please email us at siam.nuig@gmail.com.

Current Officers & Committee (2020-2021)

President: James Blackwell
Vice President: Róisín Hill
Secretary: Michael Flattery
Treasurer: Victoria Sánchez Muñoz
Faculty Advisor: Niall Madden
Committee Members: Aoife Hill, Maxwell Paganga,Sofie Plunkett, Pearce Harney-Nolan, Kelvin Kileen.

Previous Officers are listed here.