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Biographies of Contemporary Women in Mathematics
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2017 Essay Contest Winners

(To view the winning essays, click on the author's name.)

Dartmouth College Undergraduates

Yixuan He: Persisting Through Barriers of Inequality: A Biography of Dr. Seema Nanda

High School Grades 9-12

Nanako Shirai: A Profession Made For Women

Middle School Grades 6-8

1st Place:
Sophie Usherwood: No-Recipe Math: Rosa Orellana's Mathematical Journey

2nd Place:
Nina Sablan: Melanie Dennis: Making Connections through mathematics

Honorable Mention:
Helah Snelling: Ms. Kono's Favorite

Yixuan He's essay also won First Place at the undergraduate level and
Sophie Usherwood's essay won Honorable Mention at the middle school level in the national AWM Essay Contest!

The Mathematics Department will make this contest a yearly event!