Event Location: Salisbury Labs, WPI's campus
The WPI Chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) hosted a Sonia Kovalevsky Day (SK Day) outreach event for local 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls on Saturday, April 9, 2022. SK Days at WPI aim to bolster our participants’ passion and enthusiasm for mathematics in a supportive environment, while meeting girls in the New England area who share similar interests and, of course, having fun!
SK Day 2022 provided an interactive experience for participants to engage in math activities led by current WPI students and faculty, lunch, and presentations by women leaders in STEM, including keynote talk by mathematician Dr. Catherine Buell (Fitchburg State University).
Named in honor of Sonia Kovalevsky, the first woman to obtain her doctorate in mathematics, SK Days are nationally-held, locally-organized outreach events with the aim of supporting and encouraging young women to continue their study of mathematics; for more info from the AWM, please see https://awm-math.org/programs/math-outreach/ .
Please contact the SK Day Program Director, Prof. Andrea Arnold, with any questions.
SK Day 2022 was supported by a grant from the Women’s Impact Network and the Department of Mathematical Sciences.