Applied Mathematics Student Groups

Applied Mathematics Student Groups



Clayton Sanford and Francesca Lim


Natalie Delworth


Katherine Webb

The goals of the Applied Mathematics Departmental Undergraduate Group (AMDUG) is to bring together Brown students who have a common interest in applied mathematics to share resources and talent, develop relationships with faculty and each other, and organize lectures and inspiring events.

AWM Brown Chapter

Undergrad President

Anabel Tassoni

Grad President

Anna Lischke


Mira Gordin


Karen Larson


Madelyn Adams and Kaiwen Li

Social Media     

Signe Golash

Faculty Advisor  

Kavita Ramanan

Email Address

The Brown Chapter of the Association of Women in Mathematics is an organization which works to encourage women at Brown to develop their mathematical talent and pursue a career in the mathematical sciences. 

Rose Whelan Society for Women in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics

Contacts Karen Larson, Applied Mathematics
Listserv Managers

Karen Larson, Applied Mathematics

Laura Walton, Mathematics

Sunny Xiao, Mathematics
Seoyoung Kim, Mathematics

The Rose Whelan Society is a group aimed at creating community among women graduate students, postdocs and faculty in Math and Applied Math at Brown. The Society organizes social activities (i.e. group lunches, wine and cheese events at ICERM), as well as career-oriented events (i.e. postdoc and job panels) and outreach activities for undergraduate students (i.e. finals prep study sessions). The group is named after the first person to obtain a Ph.D. in Mathematics at Brown.

SIAM Student Chapter


Melissa McGuirl

Vice-President, BMCM

 Marshall Jiang


Jason Bramburger


Karen Larson

Interdepartmental Liaison

Ansel Blumers

Technology Officer

Anna Lischke

Undergraduate Student Liaison

Melissa Morrissey

BMCM Organizer Team

Marshall Jiang and Rebecca Santorella

Faculty Advisor

Bjorn Sandstede

Email Address

The purpose of the Brown SIAM Student Chapter, established in October 2015, is to build community and active connections across disciplines and among graduate and undergraduate students who use applied math. Intended events include academic tutorials, movie and game nights, company visits, and job panels.  The Chapter also organizes the Brown Mathematical Contest for Modeling (BMCM) for undergraduate students. Website in preparation. 

Faculty-Graduate Liaisons 

Fall 2017 to Spring 2018 Stephanie Dodson and Melissa McGuirl, and Karen Larson

The main responsibilities of the FGLs are to orchestrate faculty-grad interactions and communicate any concerns/suggestions. The FGLs are also responsible for organizing a once-a-semester meeting attended by representatives from all dept. grad student groups and any grad students interested in dept. funding (i.e. seminar organizers, retreat planners, welcome bbq organizers). At the meeting, the groups present the events they hope to hold (to encourage collaboration) and a single proposed budget for these events/activities/seminars for grad students is presented to the dept. by the FGLs. The FGLs are responsible for organizing the election of new FGLs each September.

Graduate Student Council Representatives for Applied Mathematics    

Fall 2017 to Spring 2018

August Guang  and Kristina Mallory

 Helpful Information

Meeting Information

The Division of Applied Math is allowed two representatives to the Graduate Student Council (GSC). These representatives are responsible for attending monthly GSC meetings and applying for the departmental rebate from the GSC. They are also tasked with forwarding any information from the GSC to Applied Math grad students and providing a monthly bulletin with GSC meeting details. The GSC reps are responsible for finding new reps upon their retirement.

Graduate Student Seminar Organizers       

Fall 2017 to Summer 2018 Xuefei Cao            

The goal of this weekly seminar series is to expose students to a broader view of applied mathematics and to bolster the department’s sense of community. Talks can be on any subject, but speakers are encouraged to be reasonably self-contained in order to appeal to a varied audience. Grad seminar organizers are tasked with organizing/publicizing the seminar and scheduling volunteers to bring snacks each week.

Prelim Picnic Planners

Spring 2017 Graduate students who have passed their prelims in the previous year

The Prelim Picnic is planned by the students who have passed their prelims in the previous year. These students are responsible for publicizing the event, collaborating with the Math Department, purchasing food for the picnic, and preparing the BBQ on site.

Retreat Planners

Fall 2018 Stephanie Dodson and Melissa McGuirl

The first applied math graduate retreat was held during Fall 2015, in Franklin, NH. The goals of the retreat were to stimulate scientific interactions, introduce first-years to the mathematical energy of the department, and refresh our minds in a beautiful natural environment. The organizers were responsible for booking the retreat center, facilitating transportation by carpool, publicizing the event, coordinating meals, and scheduling the workshops at the retreat.

Sheridan Center Departmental Liaison

Fall 2017 to Summer 2018 Ross Parker and Kristina Mallory

This representative attends a meeting each semester where liaisons from different departments and staff at the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning discuss departmental teaching needs for graduate students. They send emails periodically to the graduate listserv with information about the Sheridan certificate programs, as well as about new workshops or teaching orientations.

Team Sports    

The Applied Math volleyball team, Parabola, don their new team shirts!The Applied Math volleyball team, Parabola, don their new team shirts!                                  


Guo-Jhen Wu, Captain

"Team Parabola"

Anna Lischke, Captain

Teams are playing in low division throughout the fall semester. You do not need to have played before - all are welcome!