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Sonya Kovalevsky Day - December 2, 2017

posted Oct 12, 2017, 12:23 PM by Society of Women Engineers RVA
SWE-RVA is participating in Sonya Kovalevsky Day, hosted by the VCU chapter of the Association of Women in Math.  Sonya Kovalevsky (born Sofia Kovalevskaya) was a Russian mathematician who faced obstacles in her education but went on to make important contributions to mathematics.

Sonya Kovalevsky Day is an outreach event to encourage middle school girls to study math.  VCU's chapter of AWM is organizing SK Day at the Math Science Innovation Center.  There will be a keynote speaker and hands-on workshops.  SWE-RVA will be leading a hands-on engineering activity - What Floats your Boat? for students to explore the concepts of buoyancy, density, and gravity.  

We can use volunteers for our workshop.  Email for more information.

Sonya Kovalevsky Day
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Event goes from 9:00am until 2:00pm; SWE will host 2 hands-on workshops
Math Science Innovation Center, 2401 Hartman Street, Richmond, VA 23223

Learn more about Sonya Kovalevsky or SK Day.