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 high school and middle 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 middle school and high school mathematics and between high school and college mathematics, to assist the teachers of women mathematics students, and to encourage colleges and universities to develop more extensive cooperation with middle schools and high 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

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.