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.
Festivals Held Worldwide
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.
JRMF first festival at Google headquarters.
JRMF event held at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, CA.
JRMF operates under the American Institute of Mathematics.
Hosted over 120 festivals worldwide, the largest number of festivals hosted by JRMF in one year.
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE) takes over as fiscal sponsor of JRMF.
Covid19 pandemic hits and within weeks JRMF launches its first online webinar.
Team work makes the dream
Vice President of Marketing
Vice President of Content and Product Management
Vice President of Education and Engagement
Carl Van Huyck