SFCC Hosts Mathematics Festival Feb. 24

SFCC News:
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).
About 150 students (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.
The festival is 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24. 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 first time this prestigious festival will take place in New Mexico. The event is being sponsored by Santa Fe Community Foundation, Souder Miller & Assoc., Flow Science, Los Alamos National Bank and Moon Rabbit Toys.
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.
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.