of Women in Mathematics
This years Celebration
of Women in Mathematics Day was held on October 21st on the
campus of Elizabeth City State University.
Girls and their
teachers from Elizabeth City and the surrounding area attended
a day of workshops and inspirational speakers. These speakers
were from various universities and professions and spoke on
the role of women in the field of mathematics today and how
mathematics has made a difference in their lives.
of Women in Mathematics Day is held in conjunction with Sonia
Kovalevskaya Day. She was a great mathematician and an advocate
of women's rights in the 19th century. It was her struggle
to obtain the best education available which began to open
doors at universities to women.