I’ve talked before about how MIT Women Rock, but let’s broaden the pool of rockstars a bit.
The Math Prize for Girls is the country’s preëminent math competition for young women in the United States. Over 200 of the top young women mathematicians in the country come together to compete for $49,000 in prize money, including a $25,000 first place prize.
PBS recently put together a short documentary on the Math Prize for Girls here:
Notice anything interesting? That blonde girl giving the keynote address? Yep, that’s blogger Kate R. ’14, who placed in the top 10 in the competition when she competed in 2009.
The next Math Prize for Girls competition will be held here, at MIT, on September 17th 2011! Our office worked hard in order to help bring MPG here, in no small part because math is awesome and math girls are awesome and MPG is awesome and we like to have as much awesome as possible here on campus.
Also, congrats Kate on your speech and interview with PBS! I know that somewhere over on East Campus you are blushing red as an apple at the moment! Everybody look at Kate! She’s good at math and owns hardcore!!