Remember how there isn’t a Noble Prize in Mathematics? The oldest and most prestigious “replacement” prize for that award in mathematics is called the Fields Medal — and yesterday, for the first time, a female was awarded the prize. Great strides for women in STEM. Congratulations to Dr. Mirzakhani.
BADGING: Read the article. Write a paragraph explaining the type of work Dr. Mirzakhani was working on that led to this award. Write a second paragraph explaining why you think it’s significant that a woman won this award for the first time.