SONIA KOVALEVSKY DAY
HIGH SCHOOL MATHEMATICS DAY
October 17, 1998
Deparment of Mathematics,
Earth Science Building Room 245
University at Albany, SUNY
THE SKD WAS RE-SCHEDULED FOR
Weather: they are forecasting icy-road condition for Friday morning. Please
drive safely and don't worry if you can't make it for 9:00am. Perhaps you will
have to delay the trip for an hour. That's OK. We'll be waiting for you.
the Association for
Women in Mathematics (AWM),
the National Security Agency (NSA)
University at Albany,
and Local Sponsors
Sonia Kovalevsky Days have been
organized by AWM and institutions around the country since 1985, when
AWM sponsored a symposium on Sonia Kovalevsky. They consist of a
program of workshops, talks, and problem-solving competitions for high
school women students and their teachers, both women and men. The
purposes are to encourage young women to continue their study of
mathematics, to assist them with the sometimes difficult transition
between high school and college mathematics, to assist the teachers of
women mathematics students, and to encourage colleges and universities
to develop more extensive cooperation with high schools in their area.
Follow-up studies will track whether the participants go to college,
what they major in, and what they do upon graduation from college.
Sonia Kovalevsky's brief biography
All students are encouraged to register for the Math Competition.
The competition will consists of questions at the 10-12 grade level. The
competition is a chance to work in unfamiliar problems with unusual twists.
Its main purpose is not to rank the students but to provide
The University at Albany Foundation has generously
donated price money for the top 3 competitors in the form of scholarships
towards tuition at the University at Albany, SUNY. All participants will
receive an commemorative T-shirt.
The panelists are successful women of our community. They will talk about
what they do, how they use mathematics in their work, why they chose their
careers and what obstacles they encountered getting there.
Betty Barnet: Albany City's Treasurer
Teri Landin: Retirement System Actuary, NY State Employee Retirement System
Kathleen Kinnally: Wadsworth Center for Laboratories and Research
Denisa Kristianieck: Electrical Engineer at Bell Atlantic
Judy Genshaft: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs,
Univ. at Albany, SUNY
The workshops will expose you to the usefulness, elegance and beauty of
a robot for chatting math online.
Dept. of Math., Univ. at Albany, SUNY.
Prof. Rodriguez will walk you through an on line demostration from one of
our computer classrooms.
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