September 26, 2015
Saturday
AUM
Sk Day
Purpose: Encourage middle and high school-aged women to consider careers in mathematics and the sciences. School teachers throughout Alabama are invited to bring their female students to participate in SK Day.
Emphasis: Examine mathematics as you have never seen it before through hands-on workshops. Explore the endless possibilities with a career involving mathematics. Engage with a panel of successful, all female professionals who really use mathematics every day.
Location: Goodwyn Hall,
Auburn University at Montgomery,
Montgomery, AL

Cost: There is NO registration fee for this event. Additionally, breakfast & lunch will be provided for all participants.
All students should be accompanied by teachers and/or chaperones with a ratio of 10 or fewer students to 1 chaperone.
Keynote Speaker:

Title: Going the distance

Dr. Kristen Abernathy
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Department of Mathematics
Winthrop University

Bio:
Dr. Kristen Abernathy received her Ph.D. in mathematics from North Carolina State University in 2011. Upon graduate school completion, she started as an assistant professor of mathematics at Winthrop University. She is faculty advisor for the undergraduate math club and an active proponent of undergraduate research. Over the past five years, she has worked on fourteen research projects with undergraduates, majorly in the area of cancer models. She also enjoys outreach work, participating in NC State's and Winthop's Sonia Kovalevsky Days and volunteering with regional Math Counts teams.
Dr. Abernathy's husband is also an assistant professor of mathematics at Winthrop. They have two boys, a dog, and a cat. As a family, they enjoy video games (particularly RPGs), basketball, running, and variety puzzles.
ADA Compliant Auburn University Montgomery is committed to providing accommodations and services to individuals with disabilities. Event attendees who have questions or need special accommodations to participate in Sonia Kovalevsky Day should contact the organizers via (334) 244-3023 or jgoddard@aum.edu before the registration deadline. TDD users may call (334) 244-3754.


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