Sonia Kovalevsky Mathematics Day
We are excited to announce Fresno State's second Sonia Kovalevsky Day to be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014. The day will be spent in fun-filled mathematics activities, including workshops, a career panel, and a math dance performance.
The program is free and open to any female high school student interested in math, their teachers (male or female) and parents or guardians.
“Many who have never had occasion to learn what mathematics is confuse it with arithmetic, and consider it a dry and arid science. In reality, however, it is the science which demands the utmost imagination…It seems to me that the poet must see what others do not see, must look deeper than others look. And the mathematician must do the same thing.” S.K.
Sonia Kovalevsky Days take place across the nation. The event’s main goal is to encourage women to be excited about seeing and learning more mathematics. Sonia Kovalevsky was a great mathematician and an advocate of women's rights in the 19th century. She was the first woman to be granted a Ph.D. in Mathematics, and it was her enthusiasm and struggle to obtain the best education available that began to open doors at universities to women.
Come learn, have fun, and meet other students and professionals to celebrate mathematics!
We ask that schools planing to attend pre-register by October 27, 2014, using the link on the right. For questions contact Dr. Carmen Caprau (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America through a Tensor Women and Mathematics Grant and by the Mathematics and Science Teacher Initiative at Fresno State.