Around 60 young women attended Sonia Kavalevsky Days in 2016 with their high school math teachers
Around 60 young women attended Sonia Kavalevsky Days in 2016 with their high school math teachers.
Students smile after the windmill they built successfully lifts the candy bucket
Students smile after the windmill they built successfully lifts the candy bucket.
Major Janell Blaufuss, Commander of the 184th Comptroller Flight Intelligence Wing of the Kansas Air National Guard spoke with students during the luncheon. She posed with her mathematics and economics professors from ESU afterwards.
Major Janell Blaufuss, Commander of the 184th Comptroller Flight Intelligence Wing of the Kansas Air National Guard spoke with students during the luncheon. She posed with her mathematics and economics professors afterwards.
Students learn about the different types of engineering available to go into and what each one entails.
Students learn about the different types of engineering and what each one entails.
Students work together to solve a math problem during the problem solving competition.
Students work together to solve a math problem during the problem-solving competition.

Sonia Kovalevsky Mathematics Day

Funded by a grant from Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation

Each year in February, approximately 60 young women in their junior year of high school, along with their mathematics teachers, come to Emporia State University to participate in Sonia Kovalevsky Mathematics Day. The program is a celebration of the students’ accomplishments in mathematics and of Kovalevsky, the first recognized female with a Ph. D. to make significant contributions to the field of mathematics before the 20th century.

All high schools within a 50-mile radius surrounding Emporia are invited to select three young women who have excelled in mathematics in the classroom to attend. The program begins with a first-person narrative of Kovalevsky by an Emporia State theatre student and ends with a reception where participants receive a certificate of recognition. They attend career speaker presentations and workshops during the day, led by women professionals in mathematics-based occupations. The students are encouraged to continue pursuing the field of mathematics in their studies.    

The Department of Mathematics and Economics at Emporia State University has been participating in this program for more than 20 years. 

For more information about the program, contact the Department of Mathematics & Economics at Emporia State University at 620-341-5281.

 

 Sonia Kovalevsky:

 

2017 Program Specifics:

Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017

Time:  8:00am - 2:15pm

Where: Memorial Union, Emporia State University

Registration Deadline: January 29, 2017