SFCC Hosts the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival

Santa Fe Community College is partnering with STEM Santa Fe and Math Circles Collaborative of New Mexico to host New Mexico’s first Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival (JRMF) on Friday, Feb. 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Jemez Rooms at Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Ave. One hundred and fifty seventh and eighth graders from around the state will explore the joy and power of mathematics through games, puzzles and activities not typically seen in the classroom. This lively, engaging math festival builds on ten years of successful festivals that have been held across the nation and internationally.

Educators, particularly with a science or math background, are encouraged to apply to be a volunteer table leader. Training will be provided and the volunteer application form can be found at stemsantafe.org. Registration for students has closed.

The festival honors the memory of Julia Robinson, who was a mathematics professor at Univeristy of California, Berkeley, for many years. She is recognized for her work in solving Hilbert’s tenth problem. The Julia Robinson Mathematics Festivals began in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2007 to honor her legacy and encourage more students to pursue mathematics, and have since expanded to other cities around the world. To read more about the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival visit jrmf.org.

STEM Santa Fe advocates for, develops and provides Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programming, mentoring and resources for all youth, especially under-represented groups in STEM, to realize their potential and expand their opportunities in a dynamic world. For more information, contact Lina Germann, Founder and Executive Director of STEM Santa Fe at 505-570-5402 or by email at Lina.Germann@STEMSantaFe.org.

The event is being sponsored by Santa Fe Community Foundation, Souder Miller & Assoc., Flow Science,  Los Alamos National Bank and Moon Rabbit Toys.

For more than 35 years, Santa Fe Community College has been the gateway to success for individuals and the community by providing affordable, high quality educational programs that serve the social, cultural, technological, and economic needs of a diverse community. SFCC is a designated Best for Vets and Military Friendly school. The college serves more than 12,000 students per year in its credit, noncredit and adult programs. For further information, visit sfcc.edu or call 505-428-1000. Follow us: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn.