More than 55 young women in their junior year of high school from 19 area high schools attended Sonia Kovalevsky Mathematics Day on February 16, 2017.
More than 55 young women in their junior year of high school from 19 area high schools attended Sonia Kovalevsky Mathematics Day on February 16, 2017.
Dr. Connie Schrock, Professor of Mathematics Education, shows students how you can use math to perform card tricks.
Dr. Connie Schrock, Professor of Mathematics Education, shows students how you can use math to perform card tricks.
Students work together to build a moon lander during the engineering workshop.
Students work together to build a moon lander during the engineering workshop.
Two students tests how well their moon lander design works.
Two students test how well their moon lander design works.
Julianna Luton, ESU Mathematics major, instructs students about cryptography.
Julianna Luton, ESU Mathematics major, instructs students about cryptography.
Joan Steinert, Work Week Manager for Wolf Creek Operating Corporation, shared how women solve problems differently than men. She came up with a safer way to conduct a test at the plant by designing and creating a tool that no man had thought to make.
Joan Steinert, Work Week Manager for Wolf Creek Operating Corporation, shared how women solve problems differently than men. She came up with a safer way to conduct a test at the plant by designing and creating a tool that no man had thought to make.

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.

 

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2018 Program Specifics:

Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018

Time:  8:00am - 2:15pm

Where: Memorial Union, Emporia State University

Registration Deadline: January 26, 2018