The Sonia Kovalevsky Day / Celebration of Women in Mathematics (CWM) was held on October 16, 2007 at Elizabeth City State University. This event is sponsored by the Association of Women in Mathematics (AWM), the National Security Agency, NASA, and ECSU.
Sonia Kovalevsky Day consists of a program of workshops, talks, and math competitions for middle/high school girls and their teachers. The purpose of the program is to encourage young women to continue their study of mathematics.
Sonia Kovalevskaya 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.
Schools represented at this years event included:
* Camden High School
* River Road Middle School
* Elizabeth City Middle School
* Pasquotank County High School
* Central Middle School
* Williamston High/Middle School
* Gates County Middle School
* Chowan Middle School