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Sonia Kovalevsky Mathematics Day

On Oct. 13, the department of mathematics will host its tenth Sonia Kovalevsky Math Day for High School Girls. This day honors the first woman to receive a doctorate in mathematics and encourages young women to continue their study of mathematics. Once again, teachers and students from all ten Frederick County high schools will be invited to attend.

Workshops in the past have included Cryptography and Cryptanalysis, Game Theory and Behavior Modeling, Building with Plato and Optimization in the Real World as well as lunch with Hood students, faculty and administrators, and a career panel of women who use mathematics in their jobs.

We are excited to be expanding our program to include a limited number of spaces for private school and or home-schooled students from Frederick! Our day is designed for girls in the 10th and 11th grades who have an interest in mathematics. Application forms for students and their chaperones are available now and may be obtained by contacting Jill Tysse, professor of mathematics, at