Event Location: Via Online
**Event Update: In light of recent events and in accordance with WPI’s updated operations guidelines, we’ve decided to transition SK Day to an online format.
The WPI Chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) is planning to host a Sonia Kovalevsky Day (SK Day) outreach event for local 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls on WPI’s campus on Saturday, April 4, 2020. The day's events will include fun and engaging math activities run by current WPI students and faculty, lunch, and a keynote speech by a female mathematician. The aim of SK Day is to bolster the girls’ continued passion and enthusiasm for mathematics while meeting other girls who share similar interests and, of course, having fun!
Named in honor of Sonia Kovalevsky, the first female to obtain a Ph.D. 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/ .
A more detailed schedule will be provided closer to the date of the event.
SK Day 2020 is supported by a grant from the Women’s Impact Network and the Department of Mathematical Sciences.