This 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
- 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
It is impossible to be a mathematician without being a poet in soul.
- Sonia Kovalevsky
Past Sonia Math Days
- 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]