Sonia Math Day is a free, day-long female-focused outreach event for 8th-12th graders each semester hosted by the University of Illinois Graduate Student Chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM). Our goal is to encourage students from traditionally underrepresented genders to consider pursuing higher education in math and science by connecting them to peers interested in math, providing them with role models in the department, and introducing them to exciting math content outside of their regular school curriculum. For Sonia Math Day, the students participate in engaging, hands-on math activities and are provided with lunch, t-shirts, and mathematical take-homes for each participant!
Sonia Math Day Spring 2020: Voting Theory
April 11, 2020, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
This April, we are hosting our 14th Sonia Math Day, with a focus on voting theory: Is there more than one way to hold a vote? What makes a vote fair, and are some voting systems fairer than others? The answers to these questions aren't best understood in a civics or history class - they actually can be best explained by mathematics! We will explore these ideas through hands-on activities and real-world examples.
Registration deadline is March 22. Spots will be given on a first-come, first-served basis to any student who registers.
If you have any questions, please contact Dana Neidinger at email@example.com.
It is impossible to be a mathematician without being a poet in soul.- Sonia Kovalevsky
We would like to thank our sponsors:
- Office of Public Engagement, University of Illinois for a Public Engagement Grant
- Association for Women in Mathematics, University of Illinois
- Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois
- Illinois Geometry Lab
- National Science Foundation
Past Sonia Math Days
- Fall 2019: Proof and Consequence
- Spring 2019: Adventures in Algebra
- Fall 2018: Walks through Mathematics
- Spring 2018: Knot Theory
- Fall 2017: Math and Magic
- Spring 2017: Mathematical Paradoxes
- Fall 2016: Logic in Wonderland (Logic)
- Spring 2016: Games on Surfaces (Topology) [Flier]
- Fall 2015: Counting and Coloring (Combinatorics and Graph Theory) [Flier]
- Spring 2015: Knots and Braids (Knot Theory) [Flier]
- Fall 2014: Games of Chance (Probability Theory) [Flier]
- Fall 2013: Math and Magic (Number Theory) [Flier]
- Spring 2013: To Catch a Thief in Königsberg (Combinatorics and Geometry) [Flier]