Nov. 5, 2020
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Women’s math association names Woodward fellow

Jeremy Thomas, thomas244 [at], (925) 422-5539

The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) announced it has named Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) computational scientist Carol Woodward as a 2021 fellow, recognizing her commitment to supporting and advancing women in the mathematical sciences.

A computational mathematician in the Center for Applied Scientific Computing (CASC) since 1996, Woodward’s research at LLNL focuses on nonlinear solvers and time integration methods and software, including the popular SUNDIALS suite of solvers. She is part of the Department of Energy's (DOE) FASTMath SciDAC Institute project to improve numerical software for use in DOE applications. She also is developing integration methods for transmission power grid simulation as part of DOE’s Advanced Grid Modeling Program, and for climate simulations as part of the greater SciDAC program

“Being selected as a fellow of the AWM is special to me,” Woodward said. “Promoting the amazing work that women do in mathematics, as well as encouraging equal treatment for women, have been causes I strongly support and have worked hard to develop. The AWM does so much amazing work in support of women and girls in mathematics. I find it a humbling honor to be recognized by them.”

The award highlights Woodward’s encouragement of more women to pursue careers in mathematics, including her leadership of the AWM Awards Committee and her work with the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), where she serves as the organization’s vice president at-large.

Woodward also has served on the Joint Committee on Women in the Mathematical Sciences and serves as the International Council on Industrial and Applied Mathematics representative on the international Standing Committee for Gender Equality in Science. 

The AWM will recognize Woodward as a fellow during the AWM Business Meeting and Awards Presentation, part of the virtual 2021 Joint Mathematics Meetings on Jan. 8.

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