SFCC Hosts STEM Santa Fe Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival on Friday, Feb. 23

What:   Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival. Santa Fe Community College is partnering with STEM Santa Fe for Santa Fe’s second Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival (JRMF). The event will include mathematical puzzles and games, in addition to a tour of the sustainable technologies departments on the SFCC campus as well as a workshop with Science on a Sphere (SOS).                     

Who:     About 200 students (seventh and eighth graders from Santa Fe and Northern NM) 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 more than ten years of successful festivals held across the nation and internationally. About 50 volunteers from the local STEM community will participate.                            

When:  The festival runs from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23. Students will have lunch and group activities from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Participants will work on activities in the Jemez Rooms on campus, 6401 Richards Ave.                  

Cost: Free to pre-registered participants. Registration is now closed.                                      

Of Note: This is the second time this prestigious festival will take place in Santa Fe. Event sponsors include Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival/American Institute of Mathematics, Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe Community Foundation, Santa Fe Community College Foundation and Prescient Models LLC.

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 Chief Executive Officer of STEM Santa Fe at 505-310-4122 or by email at Lina.Germann@STEMSantaFe.org.

Bios/Additional Facts:   The festival honors the memory of Julia Robinson, who was a mathematics professor at University 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.

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