Massachusetts Institute of Technology is launching a math program named after Yulia Zdanowska who was killed by a Russian missile in Kharkiv
Yulia’s Dream program is dedicated to the memory of Yulia Zdanovska, a 21-year-old graduate of the National Kyiv University killed by a Russian-fired missile in her home city of Kharkiv. She was a silver medalist at the 2017 European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad and a teacher for the “Teach for Ukraine” program. Yulia’s Dream is a free math enrichment and research program for exceptional high school students (grades 9-11) from Ukraine. Under this program, students would meet online once a week in small groups to study advanced math topics beyond the high school curriculum or work on math research projects under the guidance of academic mentors from among MIT Math Department graduate students and MIT math majors. The instruction will be available in Ukrainian, English, and Russian.
In such a way, they hope to fulfill Yulia’s dream, that every child in Ukraine can realize their potential.