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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. 

The free event is sponsored by the Department of Mathematics and the Rose-Hulman Student Chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM).

Sonia Math Day 2022 Information

This year’s Sonia Math Day event will be held on Saturday, February 19. The event will be held in person, with masks required (View our Rose Ready document to view the latest campus safety guidelines) from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm, with registration at 9:15 am in Olin Hall, room O157. This year's theme is "puzzle-solving", with mathematical topics covering cryptography, graph theory, and more.

Registration is now closed.

Want to learn more? Contact Dr. Tracy Weyand, assistant professor of mathematics. Ready to register for the 2022 event? Sign up now!


Saturday, February 19, 2022

9:15-9:30 Check-in
9:30-9:55 Welcome and Introduction AWM Student Volunteers
10:00-10:45 Catch Me If You Can Dr. Manda Riehl
10:55-11:40 For Your Eyes Only Dr. Tim All
11:45-12:15 Discussion of Women in STEM AWM Students & Rose Faculty
12:15-12:45 Lunch
12:45-1:05 Campus Tour & Group Photo AWM Student Volunteers
1:15-2:00 Grape Codes Dr. Leanne Holder
2:05-2:50 Foiling Frank the Forger Dr. Joshua Holden
2:50-3:00 Closing Remarks AWM Student Volunteers

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

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