Today’s Spotlight features a photograph, taken by Bryce Vickmark
of Bilge Yildiz, associate professor in the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering at MIT.
Academics were always important for Bilge Yildiz, the daughter of two math teachers, as she was growing up in and around Izmir, Turkey. Her parents, Yildiz says, were her inspiration for appreciating “the importance of education and hard work.”
But they never wanted to teach her math at home — instead expecting her to go figure out, for herself, whatever she needed to know. This, Yildiz says, was perhaps one of the most important things she learned from her parents — a lesson that has helped her greatly in her career.
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