THE FREDERICK A. HOWES
SCHOLAR in Computational Science award was
established to honor the late Frederick Anthony
Howes, who managed the Applied Mathematical Science
Program in the U.S. Department of Energy during
the 1990s. Dr. Howes was highly respected and
admired for his energy, dedication and personal
One of Howes’ responsibilities was
to oversee the Department of Energy’s
Computational Science Graduate
Fellowship (DOE CSGF) program.
He was extremely committed to this
program, which supports graduate
students in computational science.
In fact, without his support, the
program might not have survived.
To honor his memory and his
dedication to the DOE CSGF program
after his untimely death, one or two
DOE CSGF fellows are chosen each
calendar year as a Howes Scholar.
Candidates are chosen based on their
academic excellence, leadership and
character and are nominated by their
academic advisors. The honor provides
the recipients with a substantial cash
award, a Tiffany crystal paperweight,
and the distinction of being named a
Two candidates were selected as Howes
Scholars in 2003, Dr. Jon Wilkening
of Courant Institute of Mathematical
Sciences and Dr. Oliver Fringer of
Stanford University. Both Dr. Wilkening
and Dr. Fringer were DOE CSGF
fellows between 1997 and 2001.
Dr. Wilkening graduated from the
University of California at Berkeley
with a PhD in Mathematics, and
Dr. Fringer graduated from Stanford
University with a PhD in Civil and
Dr. Fringer received his award at the
annual DOE CSGF Fellows Conference
held in July in Washington, D.C.,
where he also presented his research.
Dr. Wilkening (left) was in Australia at
the time of the conference and was
presented his award in October at
the Courant Institute.
Peter Lax (right) presents Jon Wilkening
with his Howes Scholar award at a reception
at the Courant Institute.
Margaret Wright of the Courant Institute (second from left) presents Oliver Fringer
with his award at the 2003 DOE CSGF Fellows Conference. Also pictured are Barbara Helland
(left) and James Corones (right) of the Krell Institute.
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for more information regarding this award
or the DOE CSGF program.