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Sonia Kovalevsky Mathematics Day 2023

Sonia Kovalevsky Day (SK Day) is an event designed to increase middle school girls’ interest in mathematics, assist them in the transition between middle school and high school mathematics, encourage them to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM disciplines), as well as to develop more extensive cooperation with middle schools in their area.

Through a series of workshops, participants will engage in hands-on activities on exciting math topics, and will have the chance to interact with other participants, mathematics graduate and undergraduate students and mathematics professors.

The event is open to female and non-binary middle school students and their teachers, both men and women. We hope that you will join us for this special event!

A pioneer for women in mathematics and science, Sonia Kovalevsky, made substantial contributions to various fields of mathematics. Unable to complete her education in her native Russia, she had to emigrate to Germany to attend a university that accepted female students. Sonia Kovalevsky was the first woman to obtain a PhD in mathematics in Europe, the first woman to be appointed to a full professorship in Europe, and one of the first women to work as editor at a scientific journal. Sonia could not complete her education in Russia.

Sonia Kovalevsky Day will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2023, 10am-2pm, in Marston Hall room 2155. The event is free and lunch will be provided. Activities will include:

  • Optimization
  • Topology
  • Graphs

Register by March 10, 2023 here

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, April 1, 2023, 10am-2pm!