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Sonia Kovallevsky day IV
Geometric Games
Saturday May 12, 2018
10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The UIC chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) held its fourth Sonia Kovalevsky Math Day for high school girls (8th - 12th grade). The AWM provides fun activities, lunches, shirts, and mathematical prizes for the girls!

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
May 12 2018   
 Free Lunch, T-shirts and much more!

The UIC chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) will hold its fourth Sonia Kovalevsky Math Day for high school girls (8th - 12th grade). The AWM provides fun activities, lunches, shirts, and mathematical prizes for the girls!

These days are part of series of the Association of Women in Mathematics (AWM). For more than twenty years Sonia Kovalevsky Days have been organized and sponsored by AWM and held at colleges and universities throughout the country. Sonia Kovalevsky Days (SK Days) consist of a program of workshops, talks, and problem-solving competitions for female high school and middle school students and their teachers, both women and men. 
 Here is the PDF flyer of the event

Flyer Link

The purpose of the day is to encourage young women to study mathematics, and we will explore the mathematics of geometry.

If you have any questions, please contact the organizers:

Prof. Laura Schaposnik (Mathematics, UIC)
Prof. James Unwin (Physics, UIC)

 


Funding for Travel is available for teachers and parents bringing 2 or more students. Please let us know when registering whether you will need funding support - We will also be able to provide free parking at the University: if you need this, please bring the parking ticket on the ay of the evemt.


Registration and
funding application

Schedule 

(order of Lectures / social events might change)
The three activities will revolve around:

* The Sphere packing problem

* Games on non-orientable surfaces

* The geometry of Billiards 


Travel Information



Getting to UIC: The Sonia Kovalevsky day will be held in the UIC Math Department, which is located in the Science and Engineering offices building (SEO, 849 S Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60607). Signs with instructions on where to go will be throughout in the building, but you can also come to Laura Schaposnik's office (SEO 509) looking for more information as well.

Getting there by By car: UIC is easily accessible by car, and is located just off of either the 90/94 or 290 interstates. If you are coming into UIC, it's best to park at the Halsted Parking Structure at the NE corner of the Taylor and Halsted intersection. You will have to take a ticket for the parking garage; if we know in advance you will be parking there, you can bring your ticket in to the workshop and we can validate it to cover the cost. Note that in/out priveledges are not included in the validation. Also note that the parking at the hotel is far more expensive, and should be avoided if possible. It is recommended that you plan to park your car in the Halsted Parking Structure for the weekend instead or book a space with SpotHero.  

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