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New Endowed Graduate Fellowship Established in Honor of Maryam Mirzakhani

We are delighted to announce an $800,000 gift pledge from distinguished engineers and entrepreneurs Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini-Fard and Anousheh Ansari to establish an endowed graduate fellowship in honor of our late colleague, Professor of Mathematics Maryam Mirzakhani (1977-2017).

The Maryam Mirzakhani Graduate Fellowship will support graduate students in the Department of Mathematics at Stanford, helping us attract and foster the next generation of leaders in mathematics. The unpredictability of government funding in the natural sciences makes these fellowships more important than ever, said professor Eleny lonel, the chair of Stanford’s Department of Mathematics. “Graduate students are the future” she said. “It’s really essential to have fellowships like this to bring talented students to Stanford to follow their dreams and passions.”


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