LU Hosts Math for Girls Day

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The Association for Women in Mathematics organized similar days across the U.S. to honor Sonia Kova-Levsky, the first woman to receive a doctorate in math.

Lincoln University invited girls in grades 8-12 to encourage them to continue studying mathematics.

Topics included aeronautics, nuclear engineering and geographic information systems.

"People think all you can do with a math degree is teach a lot of the time," said Donna Stallings, program director. "So we wanted to give them some real practical things they can do with a math degree and show what women are doing in different careers."

Lincoln University plans to host the event again next spring.

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