Sonia Kovalevsky Mathematics Day
Workshop for High School-Aged Women
The Sonia Kovalevsky Mathematics High School Day is an annual program of mathematics activities for young women. Sponsored by the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) and Auburn Montgomery's Department of Mathematics, it is named in honor of Sonia Kovalevsky, who was the first woman to earn a doctorate in mathematics in 1874. The event is designed to encourage high school-aged women to consider careers in mathematics and the sciences. Sonia Kovalevsky Days have been organized by the Association for Women In Mathematics (AWM) and institutions around the country since 1985. It is generally held at AUM during the latter half of February or early March.
High school teachers from throughout Alabama are invited to bring their female students to Montgomery to meet the AUM mathematics faculty, professional women who use math in their careers, and other high school students who are interested in math. Event workshops focus on inspiring participants to continue their study of mathematics and lead to careers in mathematics and sciences.
All participants receive books and prizes. A pizza lunch is provided. Travel and hotel reimbursements can be provided for groups traveling more than 100 miles round trip.
Dr. Matthew Ragland, Associate Dean of the School of Sciences and Associate Professor of Mathematics, is the event director.
To register or for additional information, please contact Dr. Matthew Ragland at email@example.com or call 334-244-3138.
Auburn University at Montgomery is committed to providing accommodations and services to individuals with disabilities. Event attendees who have questions or need special accommodations to participate in Sonia Kovalevsky Day should contact Matthew Ragland, 334-244-3138, firstname.lastname@example.org on or before the preregistration deadline. TDD users may call 334-244-3754.