The Leona Woods distinguished postdoctoral lectureship award is sponsored by the BNL physics department to celebrate the scientific accomplishments of outstanding female physicists and physicists from under represented minority groups. Lecturers will visit BNL for at least a week and give a general interest colloquium and a technical talk in their area of expertise. Lecturers will be within 7 years of the Ph.D and have achievements in broadly defined areas of interest to the BNL physics department: Astrophysics and cosmology, and experimental and theoretical nuclear and high energy physics.
Leona Woods was one of a small number of female physicists contributing to the Manhattan project and was a visiting physicist in the BNL Physics Department between 1958 and 1962.
Atomic Heritage Foundation article.
Voices of the Manhattan Project interview.