Alpert Receives 2006 Flemming Award
Bradley Alpert of the NIST Mathematical and Computational Sciences Division
has been named a winner of the 2005 Arthur Flemming Award. Established by
the Downtown Jaycees in 1948, the Flemming Awards honor outstanding federal
employees with at most 15 years of service. The program is administered by
the George Washington University in conjunction with the Flemming Award
Commission. Twelve separate awards are made each year in three categories:
administration, science, and applied science and mathematics. Alpert was
recognized in the latter category for a sustained record of fundamental
contributions to scientific computing, including the development of fast
algorithms enabling the solution to heretofore intractable problems of
computational physics. He is also cited for his extensive collaborations
with scientists and engineers to apply innovative techniques to the solution
of diverse problems of scientific and technological interest. Finally, the
award recognizes Alpert's work as a mentor and leading proponent of careers
in mathematics for students at the high school, undergraduate, graduate,
and post-graduate levels. The award was conferred in ceremonies in
Washington, DC on June 13, 2006.
Alpert is the fourth MCSD staff member to receive the Flemming Award.
Previous MCSD awardees were Anthony Kearsley (2001), Fern Hunt (2000),
and Geoffrey McFadden (1989). Past winners of the award include such luminaries
as Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Lewis Branscomb, Neil Armstrong,
Elizabeth Dole, and Francis Collins.