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Sonya Kovalevsky High School Mathematics Day 2023

October 3, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Sonya Kovalevsky

This program is in honor of Sonya Kovalevsky, an outstanding 19th century mathematician and the first woman to receive a doctoral degree in mathematics. It is a one – day event with mathematics activities organized for high school girls and their teachers (male or female). The purpose is to encourage young women to continue their study of mathematics and prepare for possible careers in mathematics – related fields.

Join us on the campus of Mississippi University for Women (MUW) for the Sonia Kovalevsky High School Mathematics Day. The event includes a mathematics competition exam and mathematics workshops for high school girls and their teachers.

The program begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. Registered participants may check in between 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. in the lobby of Parkinson Hall at MUW. Lunch (@ $7) will be provided for free for the first 100 participants to register.

Prizes will be awarded to the individuals with the highest scores on the mathematics competition exam, which in the past have included MUW scholarships awardable to first time full time freshmen.

You do not want to miss this exciting event, so make plans to attend! Please complete the registration form and return it by September 26 to the appropriate address


October 3, 2023
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Parkinson Hall
1102 4th Avenue South
Columbus, MS 39701 United States
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Located in historic Columbus, Mississippi, The W was founded in 1884 as the first state-supported college for women in the United States. Today, the university is home to 2,227 students in more than 70 majors and concentrations and has educated men for 40 years. The university is nationally recognized for low student debt, diversity and social mobility which empowers students to BE BOLD.

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