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2018 Sonia Kovalevsky Mathematics Day at Pomona College

Pomona College Mathematics Department and the Association for Women in Mathematics
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Feb 10 9:30AM - 3:30PM

Sonia Kovalevsky

Do you know of any talented young women who enjoy math?

We are interested in inviting some bright young minds to the Pomona College campus on Saturday, February 10th, 2018, for our first annual

Sonia Kovalevsky Mathematics Day,honoring Sonia Kovalevsky, a pioneer for women in mathematics.

Sonia Kovalevsky was regarded as one of the world's best mathematicians in her time. Her amazing life included several firsts for women. Her stunning achievements include: becoming the first female member of the Russian Academy of the Sciences and the first modern European woman to attain full professorship; establishing the first significant result in the general theory of partial differential equations; winning the Prix Bordin prize; becoming an editor of a prominent mathematics journal in addition to being a gifted writer. Although society at that time did not allow women to succeed in academia, Sonia Kovalevsky had positive mentors in her life that supported her in pursuit of a career in mathematics.

Many young women do not excel in the sciences due to lack of role models or just because they don't know that careers in science are open to them!

This Sonia Kovalevsky Day is an opportunity to engage middle school and high school girls in a day of networking, mentoring, and fun! The day will begin at 9:30am with registration followed by a keynote lecture, a hands-on mathematical activity and a career panel. There is also a special professional development session for teacher's just before lunch. The event is completely free and lunch and giveaways are provided! You must pre-register by February 3rd to particpate.

For more information please email the organizer:

Dr. Omayra Ortega

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