Sonia Kovalevsky Mathematics Day
Fresno State's fifth Sonia Kovalevsky Day was held on Saturday, March 3, 2018.
Sonia Kovalevsky Day is a daylong program featuring fun and interactive mathematics activities, a career panel, and a plenary talk. The program is free and open to any female high school and middle school student interested in math, and their teachers (male or female).
“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 nurture
young women’s enthusiasm for mathematics and to encourage them to consider careers
in mathematics and related fields. 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 look forward to seeing you next year in Spring 2019. For questions contact Dr. Carmen Caprau (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Fresno State - College of Science and Mathematics
- Fresno State - Mathematics and Science Teacher Initiative
- California Mathematics Council - Student Activity Trust Fund