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In honor of LGBTQ+ Pride Month

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Audrey Xie named 2023-24 Goldwater Scholar

MIT undergraduate Audrey Xie has been selected to receive Barry Goldwater Scholarships for the 2023-24 academic year. Audrey is a third-year undergrad majoring in mathematics and computer science. Her research focuses on using gradient-based optimizers to train neural networks. Xie plans to pursue a PhD in computer science and hopes to one day conduct research […]

Celebrate International Women in Math Day

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Room 2-290 May 11 Room 2-290 3pm-6pm

Virginia Norwood ’47, a pioneer in satellite land imaging, dies at age 96

“Mother of Landsat” Virginia Norwood, a 1947 MIT mathematical physics alumna, was the founding figure in satellite land imaging who developed technology to scan the surface of the moon for safe landing sites and map our planet from space. She died April 2, 2023, at the age of 96.   Norwood is best known for […]

PRIMES Student is 2023 Regeneron STS finalist

Congratulations to PRIMES student Fenghuan (Linda) He of Commonwealth School in Boston, who is a 2023 Regeneron STS finalist for her paper “The Impact of Primordial Black Holes on Exoplanet Systems,” which she wrote with her mentor Prof. James Unwin, University of Illinois at Chicago. PRIMES currently has 97 students, with 34 students in PRIMES Math […]

Binwei Yan continues MIT’s Elizabeth Lowell Putnam Prize winning streak

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Junior Binwei Yan, a double major in Math and EECS, received the 2022 Elizabeth Lowell Putnam Prize as the top-scoring woman on the 83rd annual William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition. Binwei Yan, who finished in the top 16, receives a $1,000 award. She is the sixth MIT student to receive this honor since the award began […]