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Results of 2016 Essay Contest

Grand Prize Winner

By: Priyanka Nanayakkara of UCLA, Los Angeles, California
(Essay was about Alissa Crans' of Loyola Marymount University)

Undergraduate Level Winner

Same as Grand Prize Winner!

Undergraduate Level Honorable Mentions

By: Maria Lozada of Broward College, Pembroke Pines, Florida
(Essay was about Yahaney Yagari a Professor of Mathematics in Indigenous Communities in Colombia)

By: Sarah Fleming of Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts
(Essay was about Pamela E. Harris of the United States Military Academy)

By: Mackenzie Carlson of Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
(Essay was about Robyn Millan, professor of Physics at Dartmouth College)

High School Level Winner

By: Emily Jia of Illinois Math and Science Academy, Aurora, Illinois
(Essay was about Tanya Khovanova of Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

High School Level Honorable Mentions

By: Kasey Bersh of Marco Island Academy, Marco Island, Florida
(Essay was about Laura Copp of Hernandez Middle School in Chicago)

By: Nikki Heinen of Maple Grove Senior High, Maple Grove, Minnesota
(Essay was about Dr. Samantha Schumacher of Target Corporation)

Middle School Level Winner

By: Adun Oladeji
(Essay was about Laura Zehender of The Art Of Problem Solving Online School)

Middle School Honorable Mentions

By: Addy Javetz of NEST+M - New Exploration into Science, Technology and Math, Manhattan, New York
(Essay was about Sun Mi Chung, a Principal Data Scientist at AOL Platform)

By: Lucy Glueck of Richmond Middle School, Hanover, New Hampshire
(Essay was about Deborah Glueck of the University of Colorado)

By: Reilly Uiterwyk of Crossroads Academy, Lyme, New Hampshire
(Essay was about Dr. Vicki V. May of the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College)