The UVa Mathematics Department and the local chapter of the AWM – Association for Women in Mathematics – are excited to announce the Sonia Kovalevsky Math Day for middle school (6th - 8th grade) students to be held on UVa Grounds, Saturday March 2, 2019 – 9:30am to 5pm. This event is open to all students regardless of gender.
For a more detailed schedule, and to register (by February 25th) please follow this link.
Joined together with the Math Club, students learned about various opportunities and paths they can take related to math. Whether you are interested in going to graduate school or have an interest in industrial work, the panel guests had many tips to help you start looking for internships.
We had the opportunity to have lunch with Jing Wang, Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Purdue University, and asked her a variety of questions from how the transition was when she first moved here to how she was sure she wanted to study probability. We discussed what influenced her to return to Purdue University and her opinion on the representation of female faculty withing her department. She also explained how a strong relationship with her adviser helped her figure out the topic of study she wanted to pursue.
By Sandra Paredes