Spotlight: Wired that Way

“Women’s brains aren’t wired like that.” That’s what Dr. Stephanie van Willigenburg’s PhD mentor told her whenever she got stuck on a problem. Now she’s a UBC math professor and was just awarded the Krieger-Nelson Prize for outstanding research by a female mathematician. This is her story.

Spotlight is a series from Geering Up Science & Engineering for Kids and eng•cite made with the support of Science Literacy Week.