I’ve been very active in developing a proposal to form a new SIAM Activity Group on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (SIAG/EDI). If you support this effort, you can provide your e-signature.
For some back story, SIAM recently welcomed its First Vice President for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, namely Ron Buckmire. One of the goals that Ron and the Diversity Advisory Committee set forth was to organize a SIAG/EDI. There are a number of SIAM members who have already been engaged in efforts focused on advocacy and support for EDI within the field. There are many more who are interested in learning more so that they can create and sustain equitable, diverse, and inclusive environments. The SIAG/EDI will enable all of these interested persons to connect, to learn about the topic of EDI within the field of applied mathematics, to have a framework for organizing related activities, and to develop their leadership within the field. The goals of the proposed SIAG are twofold:
- Advocacy and support for equity, diversity, and inclusion within the field of applied mathematics.
- Discussion and dissemination of best practices for creating and sustaining equitable, diverse, and inclusive environments within the field of applied mathematics.
The phrase “applied mathematics” is intended to be broadly interpreted to include the full range topics covered by SIAM, including industrial, science, and medical applications as well as cross-disciplinary intersections with computer science, statistics, engineering, life sciences, data sciences, financial mathematics, etc.
If this sounds good, please sign here: https://forms.office.com/r/ybUyTNN1cx.
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