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Mathematics – Student Opportunities

Women have been historically underrepresented in the mathematical sciences, and we want to help change that. Annually, the Rose‑Hulman Department of Mathematics and the RHIT Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) student chapter sponsor the Sonia Math Day for Girls event.

If you are a high school girl with an interest in mathematics, this event is for you!

Each year, Rose professors and math majors invite high school girls to campus to participate in engaging and interactive sessions, which pay tribute to Sonia Kovalevsky – a pioneer for female mathematicians.This year's theme is Mathematics Hiding in Your Hobbies, where we'll explore the role of mathematics in some of your favorite pastimes.

The free event, which is sponsored by the Department of Mathematics and the Rose-Hulman Student Chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM), is scheduled for Saturday, February 22 in Olin Hall on the Rose-Hulman campus.

Register by Monday, February 10 to be guaranteed a T-shirt.

Registration and session information:

Sonia Kovalevsky Math Day for Girls: Mathematics Hiding in Your Hobbies

9:00-9:20 Welcome and Introductions (AWM Students)
9:25-10:10 Mathematics of Origami – Dr. Riehl
10:15-11:00 Building Structures Mathematically in Minetest, a Minecraft-Like Game – Dr. Claassen
11:05-11:50 Probability of Card Games – Dr. Boulware
11:50-12:20 Discussion of Women in STEM (College and Careers)
12:20-1:30 Lunch and Games
1:30-1:40 Group Photo
1:40-2:25 Holding it Together with String:  The Mathematics of Weaving – Dr. Holden
2:30-3:15 Cryptography – Dr. Butske
3:15-3:30 Feedback and Closing Remarks

Register here 

Want to learn more? Contact Dr. Tracy Weyand, assistant professor of mathematics.

Check out the sessions that were part of recent years' events below. 

Previous Sonia Math Day Sessions

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