The CASCADE RAIN (Regional Applied, Interdisciplinary, and Numerical Mathematics) Meeting will take place this year at Portland State on April 7, 2018. The RAIN Meeting is a gathering of researchers for rapid and informal communication of ongoing research activities in computational and applied mathematics in the northwest region. It is a great opportunity for students and other junior researchers to give a talk in a friendly even if time-limited setting.

The RAIN Meeting begins with a call for speakers. Those planning to give a talk will write their name and talk title on a strip of paper that will be placed in a hat for a random draw that determines the talk order. The talk length is determined by the total available time divided by the number of speakers, with talk durations typically ranging between 10 and 15 minutes. This format is similar to the Finite Element Circus, the Finite Element Rodeo, and the European Finite Element Fair. However, reflecting the varied interests of our northwest participants, the RAIN Meeting is not limited to finite element talks.

There is no registration fee but the organizers ask that attendees pre-register.

A group will be travelling to CASCADE for the entire day Saturday morning April 7. If you are interested in coming and want to share a ride, let Malgo know by Wednesday April 4.

Thursday, March 15, 2018