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Katherine Pan, DHS East, set to compete at the MIT Math Prize for Girls Competition

DHSE junior selected for MIT Math Prize for Girls Competition.


Katherine Pan, a DHS East junior, president and captain of DHSE Math Club, has earned aninvitation to the 2018 Math Prize for Girls competition, the largest math prize for girls in the world, through her outstanding scores on the AMC 12. Hosted each fall at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the competition gathers the top 300 young female mathematicians internationally to test their “mathematical creativity and insight.” The invitation to the contest places Katherine in the top 300 female high school mathematicians and one of 8 students from Pennsylvania to receive this honor. Katherine is set to compete at the Math Prize for Girls at MIT on September 23, 2018.

Math Prize for Girls is an annual competition sponsored by the Advantage Testing Foundation that gives talented young female mathematicians the opportunity to challenge and showcase their mathematical abilities, with 2018 marking the 10th annual competition. The competitors travel to Cambridge for the weekend to celebrate their accomplishments at an awards ceremony “featuring a keynote address from a celebrated figure in math, science, or technology.” The Foundation’s goal is to “promote gender equity in the STEM professions and to encourage young women with exceptional potential to become mathematical and scientific leaders.” More information can be found at