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Citadel News Service
21 Jan 2011

A first for Citadel and S.C.: dean named AAAS fellow in mathematics

Groetsch honored for distinguished achievements in mathematics and science

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Citadel Dean of Science and Mathematics Charles W. Groetsch has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Groetsch is one of only 10 scholars nationwide to be recognized by the AAAS in the field of mathematics and the only one in the state of South Carolina  in the field of mathematics.

Groetsch received the honor for his work in the application of mathematics to science, notably in the areas of inverse or ill-posed problems, approximation theory and mathematical modeling.  He joins an existing group of only a dozen fellows of the mathematics section of AAAS from the Southeast. 

“This is indeed an honor for The Citadel and South Carolina,” said Provost and Dean of the College Brig. Gen. Samuel Hines.  “Chuck Groetsch’s ground-breaking work in the field of science and mathematics is an inspiration for all of our students and is especially important in an age where science and technology dominate the world economy.”

The AAAS Council will recognize this year’s fellows Feb. 19 during the annual AAAS meeting in Washington, D.C.  Founded in 1848, the AAAS is the world’s largest scientific society and includes 262 affiliated societies and academies serving 10 million people worldwide.

Groetsch, who received his Ph. D. is from Louisiana State University, spent much of his career at the University of Cincinnati.  In addition to serving as dean of The Citadel School of Science and Mathematics, he holds the Traubert Chair in Science and Mathematics.

The Journal of Integral Equations and Applications, an international research quarterly, dedicated the 2010 summer and fall issues to Groetsch for his contributions to the field of mathematics.  In January 2010 Groetsch delivered the keynote address to the first Symposium on Inverse Problems and Applications held in Ixtapa, Mexico.

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