## Mathematics PhD student Stefanie Knebel is the winner in the Community Collaborations category with her photo “Women in Mathematics”

**April 22nd, 2019**

Congratulations to Stefanie, who was awarded the prize in the Community Collaborations category.

*Here is Stefanie’s commentary:* Mathematical thinking is about finding patterns and structure. As a woman in the mathematics PhD program, I hope to inspire young women to follow their passion and find beauty in mathematics. At Queen’s we offer the MathQuest camp for high school girls. As captured in the photo, I am brainstorming ways to teach game theory and linear algebra. This is also a part of my research with Dr. Peter Taylor, where we work with teachers across Ontario looking for innovative ways to incorporate mathematical thinking in education. We hope to change the math curriculum by making it a more engaging, positive and memorable experience.

The 2019 Art of Research photo contest received more than 100 submissions from Queen’s faculty, staff, students, and alumni, who took up the challenge of capturing their research programs in engaging and thought-provoking ways.

** See all of the winning images at:** The Queen's Gazette