This Rules of Procedure (hereinafter called “Rules”) apply to the SIAM Student Chapter called “Middle East Technical University , Institute of Applied Mathematics Chapter of SIAM “. The Chapter to which these Rules apply is formed by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics and shall operate within the Bylaws of the parent organization. The SIAM bylaws specify how Chapters are formed; see the SIAM bylaws for details. The Chapter shall not affiliate with any other organization without first obtaining the written approval of SIAM . Provisions for SIAM Student (University) Chapters are contained in the SIAM Bylaws and are included in these Rules. No provisions of these rules shall be construed so as to contradict the Bylaws of SIAM.

The objectives of SIAM , as established in the Certificate of Incorporation, are:
•  To introduce SIAM and its activities in Turkey .
•  To be an international, intercultural and interdisciplinary Institute.
•  To maintain public awareness in the relation between applied mathematics and industry.
•  To further the application of mathematics to industry and science.
•  To broaden undergraduate and graduate students perspectives.
•  To have the interaction between applied mathematics and computational science.
•  To develop software, hardware and systems to improve research in industry and science .

•  Organizing applied mathematics meetings with the students from different disciplines to discuss the application of mathematics to industry and science.
•  Inviting experts to discuss their experience in the industry.
•  Organizing talks to undergraduate students about the career perspectives.
•  Organizing graduate student research seminar.
•  Organizing competitions about mathematical modelling, software development etc. among undergraduate students.
•  Sponsoring lectures by guest speakers.
•  Organizing tours to the industrial laboratories.
•  Working with SIAM sections to organize regional meetings.
•  Hosting interdisciplinary activities with other departments on campus.
•  Presenting awards for Best Teaching Assistant and Best Msc Thesis.
•  Setting up chapter website.
•  Setting up list serve of chapter members.
•  Hosting student activity fair.
•  Hosting research visitors and prospective graduate students, providing transportation and tours.
•  Attending and presenting papers at SIAM annual and sectional meetings.
•  Participating in Student Day session at SIAM Annual Meeting.
•  Organizing mathematical modeling contests annually.

Chapter members will be recruited from Middle East Technical University .

Section 1 . Any person engaged or interested in mathematics or computing and their applications shall be eligible for membership in Institute of Applied Mathematics (IAM) Chapter.Chapter membership may be interdisciplinary, with members from multiple departments.Graduate students, undergraduate students and faculty of Middle East Technical University are eligible for membership in IAM Chapter.A student member who shows his/her yourself in the IAM Chapter will be encouraged to be a Student Membership in SIAM .
Section 2. There shall be three types of membership in IAM Chapter. The membership types: Student Memberships:They have the right to vote. Faculty Memberships: They have the right to vote. Honour membership: They shall be technical staff of industry, professors who are competent in applied mathematics. They have no right to vote.
After Chapter organization is complete, annual dues shall be the responsibility of the Executive Committee of the Chapter.
Section 3. Chapter members shall have the privileges of SIAM membership only if they are regular or student members of SIAM .
Section 4. All members of the chapter who are students enrolled in the sponsoring institution(s) are eligible for free student memberships in SIAM . Chapter is responsible for providing list of its student members to SIAM so that complimentary student membership in SIAM can be processed.
Section 5. Termination of student membership will take place upon graduation or withdrawal from the university or upon failure to pay dues. Termination of faculty membership will take place upon leaving from the university.Any membership may terminate the Chapter membership by resigning from the chapter.

Section 1. The Sponsor is Institute of Applied Mathematics . The Associate Sponsor is the Department of Mathematics.
Section 2. The Sponsor of the Chapter shall appoint a Faculty Advisor for the Chapter. In the event said Advisor relinquishes his/her position, the Sponsor shall appoint a new Advisor. The responsibilities, rights and duties of the Faculty Advisor shall be those normally assigned to the Faculty Advisor of student organizations of the Sponsor, but in addition, the Faculty Advisor is expected to take leading role in the development of the Chaptesr activities consistent with the objectives of SIAM. The term of the Faculty Advisor is limited to a one year period unless re-appointed.

Section 1. The Chapter shall have a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary and a Treasurer. The Chapter may establish additional officers as it deems necessary to conduct its affairs. Officers shall be Regular or Student Members in good standing with SIAM , and shall be chosen from Student Members of the Chapter.
Section 2. The President shall preside at the meetings of the Chapter and the Chapter Executive Committee.The president shall be the official representative of the Chapter.
Section 3. The Vice-President shall assume the duties of the President in the absence of the President.
Section 4. The Secretary shall keep a record of the affairs of the Chapter, handle correspondence, and submit an annual report of Chapter activities to the Secretary of SIAM, which report shall be suitable for publication in SIAM News or its equivalent.
Section 5. The Treasurer shall receive and take custody of Chapter funds, and shall submit an annual Treasurer’s Report and other financial reports, as requested, to the Treasurer of SIAM. The annual Treasurer’s Report shall be prepared as of the end of the academic year and shall be transmitted to the Treasurer of SIAM by no later than 30 days following the end of the academic year.
Section 6. The terms of officer shall be one year but re-election of an officer for an additional term should be permissible. Elections for officers shall be held annually during October.

Section 1. The Chapter shall be managed by Executive Committee consisting of the incumbent officers, the most recent retired president and faculty advisor. The Executive Committee has responsibility for Chapter management and decision making .The committee chairperson is the Chapter President.
Section 2 . A vacancy is filled for the unexpired term by a two-thirds majority vote by the Committee.

Section 1. A Nominating Committee may be appointed by the President with the approval of the Executive Committee; nominees must be eligible as stated in Article VI.

Section 1. There shall be at least 10 meetings per year. Meeting topics are to be selected and meetings are scheduled and implemented by Executive Committee.
Section 2. The Chapter shall conduct a business meeting once per year during the month of October. Other business meetings may be called by the President or the Treasurer on two weeks notice.

Section 1. The Chapter may levy voluntary dues and collect registration fees for Chapter meetings in any lawful manner consistent with these Rules and Bylaws and Certificate of Incorporation of SIAM.
Section 2. The payment of Chapter dues need not be a criterion for membership in the Chapter.
Section 3. The Chapter shall deposit all unused funds to which it has legal title in excess of $200 in an insured savings account, unless current operating commitments are in excess of that amount or unless the Chapter Treasurer obtains a written authorization from the SIAM Treasurer.
Section 4. The Treasurer shall maintain books of account that show income and expense items for all activities and balances for all accounts of the Chapter.
Section 5. The Chapter may request a grant or loan from the Treasurer of SIAM under the provision of Article XIi, Chapter 8 of the Bylaws of SIAM. Such requests shall be made by submission of “Request for Funding” form to SIAM and include a current financial statement for the Chapter and a proposed budget for the requested funds.
Section 6. Other than seeking funds from the sponsoring institutions of the chapter, no officers or member of the Chapter may apply for a grant to support the Chapter activities or enter into any contract to support such activities or provide services, without approval of the President and the Treasurer of SIAM or the Executive Director acting on behalf of the Treasurer.

Section 1. These Rules may be altered or amended with the approval of the SIAM Board of Trustees. Submission to the board of proposal alterations or amendments shall be made only after approval by majority vote of members of the Chapter present (or represented by proxy) at a scheduled meeting. The members of the Chapter shall be informed by the proposed changes at least two weeks in advance before the meeting.

Section 1. A Chapter may terminate itself by the unanimous vote of the members of the Chapter present (or represented by proxy) at a scheduled meeting, provided that notice of the proposed termination and the meeting at which it is to be considered has been given to all Chapter members at least 30 days in advance.
Section 2. A Chapter may be terminated by the board if there has been no Chapter activity for one year.
Section 3. In the event a Chapter terminates, the funds to which it has legal title shall revert to the account of SIAM