May 01, 2019 2019-05-01
The Advantage Testing Foundation (ATF) Math Prize for Girls is the largest math prize for young women in the world. Each fall, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, nearly 300 young female mathematicians compete in a challenging test of mathematical creativity and insight. The goal of the program is to promote gender equity in the STEM professions and to encourage young women with exceptional potential to become mathematical and scientific leaders. On Sunday, October 13, 2019, ATF will hold the 11th annual Math Prize for Girls competition, marking the ninth year at MIT. Most contestants spend the weekend in Cambridge, take part in the pre-contest games night, and celebrate their accomplishments at an awards ceremony featuring a keynote address from a celebrated figure in mathematics, science, or technology. The Math Prize for Girls awards $50,000 in monetary prizes, including a $25,000 prize for first place.
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