The objectives of SIAM, as established in the Certificate of Incorporation, are:
- To further the application of mathematics to industry and science.
- To promote basic research in mathematics leading to new methods and techniques useful to industry and science.
- To provide media for the exchange of information and ideas between mathematicians and other technical and scientific personnel.
The Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Chapter of SIAM is a professional organization whose purposes are:
- To expose students to applications of mathematics and to mathematicians in industry and science.
- To provide a forum for students to discuss and collaborate on problems in industrial and applied mathematics.
- To provide a means of linking students with prospective employers.
- To provide opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students to interact.