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The 17th U.S. National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
Conference Dates: June 15-20, 2014
New, extended deadline to submit an abstract for contributed presentations is January 6, 2014. Minisymposia proposals are also now being accepted. Registration is now open for the 17th U.S. National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. The Congress will be co-chaired by John Foss and Tom Pence. Technical sessions will cover a range of topics, including fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, dynamics, vibrations, controls, biomechanics, computational mechanics, applied physics, and applied mathematics.
Workshop on Mathematics of Climate Change, Related Natural Hazards and Risks
The 2013 workshop brought together about 40 young researchers, mainly from Latin America and the Caribbean and a dozen distinguished scientists, each of which gave several lectures on a chosen topic. The workshop was part of the world initiative Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013: www.mpe2013.org. It was jointly organized by the International Mathematical Union (IMU), the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM), and IUGG. It was sponsored by the International Council of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM) and partly funded by a grant from the International Council for Science (ICSU). It was supported by the ICSU Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (ROLAC), the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR), the World Climate Research Program (WCRP), the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and the Academia Mexicana de Ciencias, and CIMAT (Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas). The members of the Scientific Committee were Susan Friedlander (IMU), Ilya Zaliapin (IUGG) and Paul F. Linden (IUTAM). More details are available on the following website:http://www.mca2013.org/en/programme/satelite-activities/workshop-on-mathematics-of-climate-change.html.
2012 International Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM)
The 23rd ICTAM was held August 2012 in Beijing, China, featuring extensive participation by the USNC/TAM and its members. L. Ben Freund, then IUTAM vice-president and USNC/TAM member, gave the closing lecture. Another USNC/TAM member, Huajian Gao, won the Rodney Hill prize for his extraordinary achievements in basic solid mechanics as a bridge to other fields. In addition to these individuals' achievements, the USNC/TAM served as a reviewer and screener of the papers submitted to the congress by U.S. researchers.
Besides these activities, USNC/TAM also organized a fellowship program for the 2012 ICTAM. The committee provided travel fellowships to 19 recipients, from a variety of career stages. Each of the recipients presented a paper at the Congress. The complete list of the recipients can be found at: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/biso/IUTAM/PGA_069730.