Please join us for Pomona College's 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.
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 a.m. 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 teachers just before lunch. The event is completely free and lunch and giveaways are provided!
Update 1/24/18: This event has been filled to capacity.
Co-sponsored by the Pomona College Mathematics Department, the Association for Women in Mathematics, and the Mathematics Departments at Cal Poly Pomona and Cal State Fullerton.
- Pomona College
- Seaver North
- 645 N. College Avenue
This event has been filled to capacity.