August 31, 2021
Sonia Kovalevsky Day: Math workshops for middle school students
The Kansas State University mathematics department and its Graduate Student Chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics will host Sonia Kovalevsky Day from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, in Cardwell Hall.
The event is open to all area middle school students, grades sixth through eighth, and is free — including lunch. The goal for this event is to increase girls' interest in mathematics, assist them in the transition to high school math and encourage their pursuit of STEM disciplines. The event is open to all genders.
Participants will engage in hands-on activities through a series of workshops on exciting math topics, and will have the chance to interact with other participants, math graduate and undergraduate students and math professors.
Kovalevsky was a 19th-century mathematician, advocate of women’s rights and pioneer for female mathematicians around the world.