AUM to celebrate Mathematics Day

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Middle and high school girls from throughout Alabama will gather at Auburn University at Montgomery on Feb. 26, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., for Sonia Kovalevsky Mathematics Day.

The annual event is designed to encourage girls to pursue careers in mathematics and the sciences. Sponsored by the Association for Women in Mathematics and the Auburn Montgomery Department of Mathematics, the event is named in honor of Sonia Kovalevsky, who became the first woman to earn a doctorate in mathematics in 1874.

High school teachers from throughout Alabama are invited to bring their female students to Montgomery to meet AUM mathematics faculty, professional women who use math in their careers, and other high school students who share an interest in math.

Workshops and activities will focus on inspiring participants to continue their study of mathematics and pursue careers in math and science.

The event is free and open to all middle and high school girls, though registration is required. To register, contact Matthew Ragland, associate professor of mathematics, at 334-244-3138 or

INFORMATION SOURCE: Auburn University Montgomery