Fern Hunt Receives Arthur S. Flemming Award
Fern Y. Hunt of the ITL Mathematical and Computational Sciences Division
has received the prestigious Arthur S. Fleming Award. Hunt was recognized
for a sustained record of fundamental contributions to probability and
stochastic modeling, mathematical biology, computational geometry, nonlinear
dynamics, computer graphics, and parallel computing. Hunt was also cited for
the impact of her work in her extensive close collaborations with scientists
and engineers seeking to apply these developments to diverse problems of
scientific and technological interest. Examples include flow in complex
geometries, modeling of micromagnetic devices, study of optical reflection,
image rendering in computer graphics, and visualization of genetic sequences.
Hunt's was also cited for her outstanding dedication to the mathematics
profession. She has been a mentor and leading proponent of careers in
mathematics for students at the high school, undergraduate, and graduate
levels, especially for women and minorities.
Established by the Downtown Jaycees in 1948, the Flemming Awards honor
outstanding federal employees. More than 500 individuals have received the
award to date. Nominees include any career federal employee with no more than
fifteen years of government service. Twelve separate awards will be made in
three categories - scientific, administrative, and applied science.
The program is sponsored by George Washington University and Government
Hunt received the award on June 8, 2000 at the 51st annual Flemming
Awards ceremony and banquet which was held at the Cosmos Club in