STEM professionals who change careers to become teachers are often intrinsically motivated, and can help engage kids in STEM subjects with their real-world experience.
Mirzakhani blazed to the top of her field due to her talent. But who she was and where she came from also make her a role model for those from underrepresented demographics in the world of math.
More young women and girls could be encouraged to look to a career in science thanks to the new Superstars in STEM project.
Letters from would-be girl astronauts in the 1960s tell part of the complicated story of sexism – in both NASA and the US at large – at the dawn of the space age.