Sonia Math Day

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!


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Sonia Math Day Spring 2020: Voting Theory

Due to the spread of COVID-19, we will not be holding Sonia Math Day this semester.

We were very excited about the topic of voting theory and likely will hold the planned event in the fall semester. Please check this website for information about future events, and if you would like to be added to our email list please e-mail Dana Neidinger at



It is impossible to be a mathematician without being a poet in soul.

- Sonia Kovalevsky



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Past Sonia Math Days