Math Prize for Girls event held virtually
October 19, 2020
"At MIT’s October Math Prize for Girls event, this year held virtually, 307 students from around the country."
"The weekend featured a panel talk moderated by Dr. Ranu Boppana ’87, and featuring four Math Prize alumnae, including mathematics and computer science major Rona Wang ’22. A 2015 Math Prize alum, Wang shared her experience:
'In ninth grade, I walked into my high school’s math club and saw that I was the only girl. I didn’t go to another math club meeting for the rest of the school year. When I learned about Math Prize for Girls, it sounded like such a wonderful opportunity to meet other girls who loved math. I had no contest math experience, but I saved up to buy some books and eventually qualified for MPFG my senior year of high school. It was an eye-opening weekend; I’d never met so many brilliant, curious girls with the same interests as me. I’m still in touch with some of the peers I met.'
...'I wouldn’t be who I am today without MPFG; huge thanks to them for everything.'”