The Science Achievement Maryam Mirzakhani Graduate Scholarship in Mathematics
Gabrielle Scullard, graduate student in the mathematics, hopes to pursue research in number theory. She was a teaching assistant for a first-year, proof-based calculus course and has tutored adults off-campus for a high school diploma equivalency class. She eventually plans to teach and conduct research at the university level. Her references commended her “strong intuition and mathematical talent.” She has also been greatly involved in environmental efforts on campus. Scullard received a bachelor’s degree with honors in mathematics at the University of Rochester in New York.
The scholarship in mathematics is named for Maryam Mirzakhani, who made several important contributions to theory describing the geometric space of one-dimensional Riemann surfaces. In 2014, she became the first woman and the first Iranian to win a Fields Medal, one of the highest honors in mathematics, by the International Mathematical Union. She was an elected member of the National Academy of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.