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Sonia Kovalevsky Mathematics Day

This October, the Department of Mathematics will host its tenth Sonia Kovalevsky Math Day for High School Girls. This day honors the first woman to receive a doctorate in mathematics and encourages young women to continue their study of mathematics. Once again, teachers and students from all ten Frederick County High Schools will be invited to attend.

Workshops in the past have included Cryptography and Cryptanalysis, Game Theory and Behavior Modeling, Building with Plato, and Optimization in the Real World as well as lunch with Hood students, faculty and administrators, and a career panel of women who use mathematics in their jobs.

We are excited to be expanding our program to include a limited number of spaces for private school and/or home-schooled students from Frederick! Our day is designed for girls in the 10th and 11th grades who have an interest in mathematics. Registration forms for students and their chaperones will be available in mid-August. In the meantime, if you have any questions about Sonia Kovalevsky Day, contact Professor Jill Tysse: or Professor Gwyneth Whieldon: