March 29, 2006
Contact: Deana Middleton
MUW to host Mathematics Day on April 10
COLUMBUS, Miss. -- The Mississippi University
for Women Department of Science and Mathematics
is hosting the Sonia Kovalevsky High School
Mathematics Day on Monday, April 10.
The Association for Women in Mathematics
sponsors this national program, which honors
Sonia Kovalevsky, an outstanding 19th century
mathematician who was the first woman to receive
a doctoral degree in mathematics.
Dr. Jane Wenstrom, program organizer and
professor of mathematics at MUW, said, “The
purpose is to encourage and inspire young women
to continue their study of mathematics”.
The event, which will include workshops for
students and their teachers as well as a
problem-solving competition, will introduce
students to areas of mathematics that are not a
part of the standard curriculum for high school.
This free event provides lunch to the first 150
registered participants and runs from 9 a.m. to
3 p.m. Participants who are registered can check
in between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. in the lobby of
For more information, visit the website
www.muw.edu/skday or contact Wenstrom by
email@example.com or by phone at (662)