Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

We are the WPI student chapter of SIAM, and we encourage the promotion of applied mathematics and computational science to young mathematicians. We provide opportunities to share ideas, learn about careers in applied and computational mathematics, and network among like-minded mathematicians at all stages of their careers.


Math Movie Night: Moneyball

Thursday, December 4, 8:30 p.m., SL 115

Come have fun with SIAM @WPI on Thursday watching the 2011 hit film Moneyball, starring Brad Pitt, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Jonah Hill. See film description below. Running time is 133 minutes, and free popcorn and pizza will be provided.

This film is the second in our SIAM @WPI Math Movie Night series on campus, and we are excited to show this and other films related to mathematics. Please stay tuned for more SIAM @WPI Math Movie Night news!

Moneyball (IMDB page)

Oakland A's GM Billy Beane is handicapped with the lowest salary constraint in baseball. If he ever wants to win the World Series, Billy must find a competitive advantage. Billy is about to turn baseball on its ear when he uses statistical data to analyze and place value on the players he picks for the team.