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Maryam Mirzakhani AMC 10 Prize and Awards

Maryam Mirzakhani AMC 10 Prize and Awards

Mathematical Association of America (MAA) received support from Awesome Math Girls, an organization dedicated to making mathematics and problem solving more appealing to girls in middle and high school levels. The funds will support a prize and awards, honoring the top-performing female students on the MAA American Mathematics Competition (AMC) 10 A. This year’s top-scoring U.S. female from AMC 10 A will receive the Maryam Mirzakhani AMC 10 Prize of $5,000. Additionally, the five top-scoring AMC 10 A U.S. females from each of the 29 MAA Sections will receive Maryam Mirzakhani AMC 10 certificates in honor of their performance on the AMC 10 A. The Maryam Mirzakhani AMC 10 Prize of $5,000 will be presented to a student at the yearly Mathematical Olympiad Awards Ceremony in June. 

Important Note: To be considered for the award and certificates, you must fill in the "Gender" box as "Female." The box is located on the side where you fill in your street address, city, and zip code.

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About Maryam Mirzakhani

Maryam Mirzakhani AMC 10 Prize and Awards are named after Maryam Mirzakhani, an inspirational mathematician and professor of mathematics at Stanford University. “Dr. Mirzakhani achieved so much at such a young age and defied all the odds on her journey to mathematical excellence,” said Meera Desai. Mirzakhani was the first female honored with the Fields Medal, the most prestigious award in mathematics and she is an IMO gold medalist with a perfect score. Mirzakhani’s accomplishments laid the groundwork for aspiring young mathematicians and she is quoted by Stanford News saying “I am sure there will be many more women winning this kind of award in coming years.” On 14 July 2017, Mirzakhani died of breast cancer at the age of 40.