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Kathy Yelick Named to Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame

February 6, 2017

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Kathy Yelick poses with NERSC supercomputer "Franklin."

Kathy Yelick, the Associate Lab Director for Computing Sciences, has been named to the Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame for her leadership in science, technology and engineering. Twelve women, each representing a different field, were named as 2017 inductees.

According the organization's announcement, Yelick is being recognized as "an international leader in computational sciences and a leading force in applying high performance computing to efforts to develop alternative energy sources and combat climate change. She is an advocate for diversity in computer science education and the use of computing to solve societal challenges."

The hall of fame organization was created over 20 years when the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, the Alameda County Health Care Foundation and the Alameda County Commission on the Status of Women established a permanent Women's Hall of Fame to honor outstanding local women for their contributions to the community. Since the award's inception in 1993, Alameda County has held an annual Women’s Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony and Luncheon to honor inductees, of which there have been 200.

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High performance computing plays a critical role in scientific discovery. Researchers increasingly rely on advances in computer science, mathematics, computational science, data science, and large-scale computing and networking to increase our understanding of ourselves, our planet, and our universe. Berkeley Lab’s Computing Sciences Area researches, develops, and deploys new foundations, tools, and technologies to meet these needs and to advance research across a broad range of scientific disciplines.