Sonia Math Day: Adventures in Algebra

WallpaperThis will be the twelfth Sonia Math Day for 8th-12th grade girls hosted by the University of Illinois Graduate Student Chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM).  Through a series of fun, hands-on activities, we will explore abstract algebra and group theory. What if we did arithmetical operations, but without numbers? What is an algebraic structure? The AWM will also provide pizza, t-shirts, and take-home prizes for participants!

Registration is now closed.
Please notify us of cancellations by contacting Dana Neidinger at

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Sonia Math Day will take place from 10 am - 3 pm (note change from previous years).

10-11: Sign-in, icebreakers, and introduction (245 Altgeld Hall)

11-12: Introductory activity (159 Altgeld)

12-12:30: Pizza lunch (173 Altgeld)

12:30-1: Talk by professor Bruce Reznick (245 Altgeld)

1-2: Braiding and infinite algebras (159 Altgeld)

2-3: Wallpaper and symmetry groups (173 Altgeld)



We would like to thank our sponsors:

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

- Sonia Kovalevsky


Past Sonia Math Days