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Sonia Kovalevsky Mathematics Day

On Oct. 11, the department of mathematics will host its annual 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. Teachers and students from twelve local 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.

Our day is designed for girls in the 10th and 11th grades who have an interest in mathematics. Registration materials for students and their chaperones are available now and may be obtained by contacting Jill Tysse, professor of mathematics, at