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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 girl with an interest in mathematics, this event is for you!

Each year, Rose professors and math majors invite girls to campus to participate in engaging and interactive sessions, which pay tribute to Sonia Kovalevsky – a pioneer for female mathematicians. 

The free event is sponsored by the Department of Mathematics and the Rose-Hulman Student Chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM). This event is open to those who are currently in a high school level mathematics class.

Registration has closed for the 2023 event. We hope to see you in 2024!

2023 Schedule

Sonia Kovalevsky Math Day for Girls: All Fun & Games

Saturday, March 18, 2023

8:45-9:00 Check-in
9:00-9:20 Welcome and Introduction AWM Student Volunteers
9:20-10:05 Rock, Paper, Scissors Showdown! Dr. John McSweeney (Math)
10:10-10:55 Coloring Puzzles Dr. Manda Riehl (Mat)
11:00-11:45 Infinity and he Hilbert Hotel Dr. Sylvia Carlisle (Math)
11:45-12:25 Discussion of Women in STEM AWM Students & Rose Faculty
12:30-1:00 Lunch
1:00-1:30 Campus Tour & Group Photo AWM Student Volunteers
1:30-2:25 Musical Waves Dr. Elizabeth Melton (Physics)
2:30-3:15 Magical Flowers Dr. Leanne Holder (Math)
3:15-3:30 Closing Remarks AWM Student Volunteers

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

Previous Sonia Math Day Sessions

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

2022 - Puzzle Solving

2020 - Mathematics Hiding in Your Hobbies

2019 - Math at Play

2018 - Operation Glass Ceiling

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