About

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Math is for everyone

The Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival aims to inspire joy in mathematics through exploration and collaboration. We do this through engaging educators and students through festive events, supporting underserved and underrepresented communities, and creating high-quality, accessible materials.

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Since our first mathematics festival at Google’s headquarters in 2007, we have supported hundreds of local hosts in organizing events that engage K–12 students and their teachers. Events have taken place in 26 states, 17 countries, and 6 continents. As we travel, JRMF continues to grow and evolve as we learn from these many different cultures.

At our events, students thrive as they think deeply and critically, exploring the richness and beauty of mathematics. More importantly, our activities address all students, from those struggling with mathematics to those soaring in achievement. Motivation comes from the social interaction and cooperative atmosphere, and from the satisfaction of understanding the mathematics itself, rather than from any prize, grade, or ranking. Additionally, our events also build communities by bringing together institutions and organizations as their constituents celebrate mathematics.

We flourish because of dedicated mentors, volunteers, and community support. In particular, we’re grateful to the founding host, the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI); the American Institute of Mathematics (AIM), which from 2013 until 2020 housed our program as we sought to serve more communities around the globe; and to the Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE), our current fiscal sponsor.

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History

  1. 2007

    JRMF first festival at Google headquarters.

  2. 2008

    JRMF event held at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, CA.

  3. 2013

    JRMF operates under the American Institute of Mathematics.

  4. 2019

    Hosted over 120 festivals worldwide, the largest number of festivals hosted by JRMF in one year.

  5. 2020

    Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE) takes over as fiscal sponsor of JRMF.

  6. 2020

    Covid19 pandemic hits and within weeks JRMF launches its first online webinar.

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Team work makes the dream

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Nancy Blachman

Founder

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Daniel Kline

Executive Director

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Kim Burdett

Vice President of Marketing

Nick Rauh

Vice President of Content and Product Management

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Annette Rouleau

Vice President of Education and Engagement

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Stacy Speyer

Graphic Designer

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Carl Van Huyck

App Developer

Contacts

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Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival
c/o Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs
23564 Calabasas Road, Suite 201
Calabasas, CA 91302