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Almost 70 students attended the 25th annual Sonia Kovalevsky Mathematics Day with their math teachers on February 14, 2019.
Almost 70 students attended the 25th annual Sonia Kovalevsky Mathematics Day with their math teachers on February 14, 2019.
Dr. Betsy Yanik helps students during the Problem Solving session. Dr. Yanik co-directs the program with Dr. Marvin Harrell. Both have been involved with the program for all 25 years.
Dr. Betsy Yanik helps students during the Problem Solving session. Dr. Yanik co-directs the program with Dr. Marvin Harrell. Both have been involved with the program for all 25 years.
ESU President Dr. Allison Garrett presents BY Bayer of Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation with a plaque for their many year of support for the program.
ESU President Dr. Allison Garrett presents BJ Bayer of Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation with a plaque for their many years of support for the program.
Dr. Leah Childers, Assistant Professor at Pittsburg State University and ESU mathematics alum, encouraged students not to shy away from sTEM topics with a talk titled
Dr. Leah Childers, Assistant Professor at Pittsburg State University and ESU mathematics alum, encouraged students not to shy away from STEM topics with a talk titled "Being First" during the luncheon.
A student learns the mathematics behind string art during Dr. Adelaide Akers,
A student learns the mathematics behind string art during Dr. Adelaide Akers, "All Strings Attached: The Mathematics of String Art" workshop.
Teri Cline, Honeywell Engineer, guides students as they design a moon lander during her
Teri Cline, Honeywell Engineer, guides students as they design a moon lander during her "Engineering an Adventure" workshop.

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 will celebrate 25 years of participation in this program in 2019. 

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

 

 Sonia Kovalevsky:

 

2019 Program Specifics:

Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019

Time:  8:00am - 2:15pm

Where: Memorial Union, Emporia State University

Registration Deadline: January 25, 2019