Sonia Kovalevsky Day is an opportunity for high school aged women and their teachers to join Math Jam in celebrating women in mathematics! CSU’s first SK Day occurred on March 12, 2020. Our first year had over 150 young women register! We explored topology, cryptography, game theory, and got to hear from inspiring mathematicians.

SK Day is an opportunity to explore modern math research, to see what possibilities math can give, and to grow the mathematical community.

Stay tuned for details about SK Day 2021!

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Our Team


Kelly Emmrich – Senior Director

Kelly is a third year PhD student in the math department at CSU. Her research interests involve the interplay between abstract algebra and number theory. Before beginning graduate school, Kelly graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a B.S. in Mathematics and Ethnic and Racial Studies.

Harley Meade – Senior Director

Harley is a second year PhD student in the math department studying combinatorial methods in frame theory. Prior to coming to CSU, Harley graduated James Madison University with a B.S. in Mathematics.

Justin O’Connor – Logistics Manager

Justin is a third year PhD student studying finite element methods and topology optimization. He has degrees in physics and education, and taught at a middle school for two years before coming to CSU