The MIT chapter of The Society for Applied and Industrial Mathematics (SIAM) was born on October 11th, 2011. It was initiated by a group of faculty members and graduate students who have been involved with SIAM in the past. SIAM is an international community of over 13,000 individual members.

The MIT-SIAM chapter is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in applied mathematics, computational science and mathematical applications in an engineering field.