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Seventy students attended the 24th annual Sonia Kovalevsky Mathematics Day with their math teachers on February 15, 2018.
Seventy students attended the 24th annual Sonia Kovalevsky Mathematics Day with their math teachers on February 15, 2018.
Dr. Adelaide Akers shared several career opportunities a mathematics degree can lead you to with the students.
Dr. Adelaide Akers shared several career opportunities a mathematics degree can lead you to with the students.
Dr. Connie Schrock showed the students how to use math to perform card tricks during a workshop.
Dr. Connie Schrock showed the students how to use math to perform card tricks during a workshop.
Students use their math skills to build a functioning windmill during an engineering workshop.
Students use their math skills to build a functioning windmill during an engineering workshop.
Katherine Goodman, Associate Director of Inworks at the University of Colorado, shared how having a math and science background helped get her where she is today in her keynote talk titled
Katherine Goodman, Associate Director of Inworks at the University of Colorado, shared how having a math and science background helped get her where she is today in her keynote talk titled "A Zig-Zag Journey."
Students work together during the problem-solving competition.
Students work together 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:

 

2019 Program Specifics:

Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019

Time:  8:00am - 2:15pm

Where: Memorial Union, Emporia State University

Registration Deadline: January 25, 2019