University of Calgary 2019 Sonia Kovalevsky Day (SK Day)

  • Date: 03/02/2019
Location: 

University of Calgary

Topic: 

Sonia Kovalevsky Days have been organized by the Association for Women in Mathematics for more than 20 years across the United States. Sonia Kovalevsky Days have consisted of a program of workshops, problem-solving competitions for female high school and middle school students. The purpose of Sonia Kovalevsky Days are to encourage young women to continue their study of mathematics and to encourage colleges and universities to develop more extensive cooperation with middle schools and high schools in their area.

Description: 

The University of Calgary 2019 Sonia Kovalevsky Day will focus on answering the question where is math in the world, interdisciplinary mathematics, and communicating math.

 

The students will start their day by collaboratively brainstorming about where they think math is in the world. Students will then engage in a workshop with Dr. DeDieu on how to communicate mathematics in a written form. Then, in teams of 5, students will be attending one of the eight following lectures:

 

• Zeno’s Paradox with Infinite Sums (Algebra): Dr. Ryan Hamilton

• Triangles that Hide on Spheres (Topology): Dr. Kristine Bauer

• Group Theory and the Internet (Cryptography): Dr. Joel Reardon

• Searching for Primes with Eratosthenes (Number Theory): Dr. Jerrod Smith

• Graph Theory and Euler’s Formula (Graph Theory): Mr. Ryan Morrill

• Conquering Coding in Data Science (Data Science): Ms. Katherine Burak

• Discovering the Wind Patterns of Alberta (Statistics): Dr. Deniz Sezer

• Correcting Errors in Transmission (Coding Theory): Mr. Randy Yee

 

Next, students will experiment on the problem presented in their lecture with student mentors. Students will then create trifolds and a small presentation on their mathematical exploration.

 

Finally, the day will be open to parents of the students, and students will partake in a mini-research fair and present their findings.

 

To register, please click here

Abstracts / Downloads / Reports: 
University_of_Calgary_Sonia_Kovalevsky_DayV151.pdf
Schedule: 

0900: Check-in

0930: Opening Remarks & Ice-Break Activity (Where is Math in the World?)

1015: Plenary Written Math Workshop - Lauren Dedieu

1045: Coffee Break

1115: Workshop:

 

1. Kristine Bauer (Toplogy): Triangles that Hide on Spheres

2. Ryan Hamilton (Algebra): Zeno’s Paradox with Infinite Sums

3. Randy Yee (Coding Theory): Correcting Errors in Transmission

4. Jerrod Smith (Number Theory): Searching for Primes with Eratosthenes

5. Ryan Morrill (Graph Theory): Graph Theory and Euler’s Formula

6. Deniz Sezer (Statistics): Discovering the Wind Patterns of Alberta

7. Joel Reardon (Cryptography): Group Theory and the Internet

8. Katie Burak (Data Science): Conquering Coding in Data Science

 

1200: Lunch

1300: Group Work

1430: Coffee Break

1500: Create Presentations & Build Tri-folds

1600: Mini Research Fair (Parents welcome)

1630: Presentations & Closing Remarks

1730: Conclusion of SK Day

Other Information: 

To register, please click here.

 

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Sponsor: 

Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS)
University of Calgary Faculty of Science IDEAS Fund