Luckily, ‘The Small girl with Big dreams‘, autor of the “Inspring Letter”, has finally shown up. Antonella Massini, from Peru, who spends two hours a day giving classes to small childrens, has earned her way to MIT (Massachusettes Institute of Techonolgy), class of 2021.
|Antonella Massini (Photo courtesy: El Comercio)|
“It’s me again, A.M. I never thought that you would reply to my message, I must admit that it even brought tears to my eyes. I write to you again to tell you that on Pi Day I received amazing news… I was accepted to MIT!!!! Who would have thought that this could be possible?!
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|Photo taken from Antonella’s FaceBook.|
And now, dear readers, let’s get to know our Little girl with her Big dream.
Antonella Massini – Winner of 2016 Breakthrough Junior Challenge
Following the link of “Breakthrough Junior Challenge”, we have suprisingly discoverd that Antonella Massini was one of the two talented girls selected from thousands of candidates participating Breakthrough Junior Challenge 2016 for the prestigious College Scholarship Award. Antonella won the award for her insightful – and funny – 5 minutes video explainer on quantum entanglement.
The Breakthrough Junior Challenge is an annual competition for students, ages 13-18, to share their passion for math and science with the world! In partnership with the Khan Academy, each student submits a video that explains a challenging and important concept or theory in mathematics, life sciences, or physics. The winner receives a $250,000 college scholarship. The winning student’s teacher and school also benefit: $50,000 for the teacher and a state-of-the-art $100,000 science lab for the school.
The two Winner of 2016 Breakthrough Junior Challenge
Antonella with Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan at Facebook founder’s home.
(Photo courterrsy: El Comercio).
The Breakthrough Junior Challenge
The Breakthrough Junior Challenge is an annual global competition for students to inspire creative thinking about science. Students ages 13 to 18 from countries across the globe are invited to create and submit original videos (5 minutes in length maximum) that bring to life a concept or theory in the life sciences, physics or mathematics. The submissions are judged on the student’s ability to communicate complex scientific ideas in engaging, illuminating, and imaginative ways. The Challenge is organized by the Breakthrough Prize Foundation.
The Breakthrough Prize was created to honor important advancements in the categories of Fundamental Physics, Life Sciences and Mathematics. The Breakthrough Prizes were founded by Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki, Yuri and Julia Milner, and Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan. The Breakthrough Prize aims to celebrate the best scientific work and inspire the next generation of scientists.