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. Almost 50 academic, manufacturing, research and development, service and consulting organizations, government, and military organizations worldwide are institutional 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.