This first of its kind event, co-organized Prof. Wei Chen from Northwestern University & Prof. Kim, was a luncheon held during the WCSMO 12 conference. An assembly of 35 people conducted informal networking meetings and discussed issues facing women researchers in optimization. The meeting was supported by Springer.
The 12th World Congress of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimisation (WCSMO-12) was held in Braunschweig, Germany from 5 June to 9 June, 2017. The M2DO lab presented on three topics:
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The talk centered on "Multiscale Design via Topology Optimization". The congress, held this year in Seoul, Korea, is a forum to communicate and share new ideas and methods that will foster the development across all aspects of computational methods and their applications in mechanics, engineering and applied sciences.
Professor Kim organised a two-session minisymposium at WCCM XII which attracted interesting, high-quality papers. Some of the discussion topics included:
Professor Kim recently instigated new fellowship awards for female early career researchers which were recognized at the award ceremony during WCCM XII.
Professor Kim also organized a female researchers forum on Tuesday 26 July, whereby 40 females researchers in computational mechanics at all stages in their career got together for a panel discussion and networking event, sponsored by Elsevier. These female researchers initiatives led to establishing a female researchers in computational mechanics chapter in the International Association of Computational Mechanics. Interested female researchers in computational mechanics that wish to participate in future events, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.