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Anne-Marie Imafidon

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Anne-Marie Imafidon (born 1990) is a British computing, mathematics and language child prodigy.[1] She is one of the youngest to pass two GCSEs in two different subjects while in primary school. She passed two GCSE Examinations (in Mathematics and Information technology) at the age of 11.[2]

Education

Imafidon's father is of Nigerian descent.[3] Imafidon studied at the Lyceum Institute of Technology in East Ham, London, where she became the youngest person ever to obtain a qualification [clarification needed] in Information Technology. At age 10 she won a scholarship to the private School St Joseph's Convent School in Reading, a year younger than usual.[4]

At 13, in 2003, she received a British scholarship to study mathematics at Johns Hopkins University.[5] At 15, in 2005, she was admitted a degree program by the University of Oxford. At 17, she started a Masters degree at Oxford University and, at 19 in June 2010, she became the youngest ever graduate with a masters degree.[6]

Career

Since leaving Oxford Imafidon has started work at Deutsche Bank. She is notable for championing the work of women in STEM and for setting up the organisation Stemettes,[7] who run panel sessions and hackathons supporting girls and young women who are considering a STEM career. In April 2014, Imafidon was the keynote speaker at the BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium[8]

References

  1. ^ "Wacky TEENs". Jamaica Observer (Jamaica Observer). 9 March 2010. p. 1. Retrieved 4 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "A-level for 11 year old". BBC News (BBC). 16 August 2001. p. 1. Retrieved 28 August 2010. 
  3. ^ Raton, Taki S. (3 May 2012). "Prodigy is youngest to receive Masters’ Degree from Oxford". Milwaukee Courier. 
  4. ^ Beckford, Martin (6 September 2007). "Scholarship for girl who passed GCSEs aged 7". The Telegraph (Telegraph Media Group). p. 1. Retrieved 28 August 2010. 
  5. ^ Smithers, Rebecca (15 August). "IT success for boy aged 12". The Guardian (Guardian News and Media). p. 1. Retrieved 28 August 2010.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ Anne-Marie Imafidon profile at yegs.org; accessed 6 July 2011
  7. ^ Stemettes.org
  8. ^ Introducing the Speakers at the BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium on Computer Weekly; accessed 19 April 2014]