SDARI: San Diego Association of Rational Inquiry Monthly Meetup
Program announcements are first posted at http://www.sdari.org
- SUNDAY, March 24, 2013 Speaker: Dr. Samuel Shen Professor of Mathematics and Statistics; Topic: A brief history of climate of the United States since 1895
Dr. Shen is a Professor and former Chairman of Mathematics and Statistics at San Diego State University. He is also a Visiting Research Mathematician at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego.Formerly, Dr. Shen was McCalla Professor of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at the University of Alberta, Canada, and President of the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society. He was awarded the US National Research Council's Senior Fellowship (1999), the honor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Well-known Overseas Chinese Scholar (2001), and Arthur Beaumont Distinguished Service prize from the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society (2012). Dr. Shen helped Alberta government make long-term strategic plans for the oil and water resources management. He successfully convinced the Chinese government to start a 5-year RMB400 billion "Rural Education Project" [masked]) that enabled free education for rural children up to the 9th grade.
Dr. Shen received his B.Sc. degree in Engineering Mechanics in 1982 from the Nanjing University of Sciences and Technology, China, and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Applied Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1985 and 1987, respectively. Dr. Shen's website is