Sonia Kovalevsky Days

About SK Days for Middle and High School Students

For more than twenty years Sonia Kovalevsky Days (SK Days) have been organized by AWM members and held at colleges and universities throughout the country. SK Days consist of a program of workshops, talks, and problem-solving competitions for elementary, middle, and high school students and their teachers, both women and men. The purposes are to encourage young women to continue their study of mathematics; to assist them with the sometimes difficult transitions between mathematics in elementary and middle school, middle and high school, or high school and college; to assist the teachers of women mathematics students; and to encourage colleges and universities to develop more extensive cooperation with K-12 schools in their area.

Below we have compiled a list of resources to support those interested in hosting an SK Day. If you have any questions, please contact the AWM office at

Request a SK Day Mentor

Do you need some advice on how to plan a SK Day? Do you need questions on funding or logistics for your SK Day? Then request to be matched with someone that has run a SK Day in the past!

Become a SK Day Mentor

Have you successfully run a SK Day? Are you willing to share you knowledge and enthusiasm for SK Days with someone new? Then volunteer to be a SK Day Mentor!

Barnard College and Columbia University and Urban Assembly Institute (2012)

California State University – Fresno (2014 – 2023)

Dartmouth College (2011)

Elizabeth City University (2006)

Iowa State University

Kansas State University (2021, 2023)

Lincoln University

Montgomery College

North Dakota State University (2012 – 2022)

Northern Arizona University (2009)

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (2018 – 2022)

SUNY-Albany (1998)

University of Arizona (2015, 2018, 2019)

University of California – Irvine (2011)

University of Illinois Chicago (2019)

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire (2012 – 2023)

Valdosta State University (1996 – 2023)

Wichita State University (2022, 2023)

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

*Note that these programs may not have received AWM funding every year that a SK Day occurred.

The AWM would like to thank those who contributed materials for this effort including Carolyn Starr, Katharine Ott, Jill Tysse, Omayra Ortega, Betty Mayfield, and Shanise Walker and special thanks to Keshet Weinstein for helping compile these resources.