Festival Highlights

Rachana Madhukara

Hello, my name is Rachana Madhukara and I am currently a freshman at MIT studying mathematics. Originally from San Diego, I organized a festival there for 3 years, the first year being the first time the festival happened in San Diego. I came to know about the festival through friends in the Bay Area and then thought that San Diego ought to have such a wonderful event as well. This is because I wanted to encourage creative thinking and diving deep into a particular topic, something which I found that the competition math culture did not encourage.

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Daniel Santiago

I’ve had an interest in mathematics since a young age, but for the longest time only knew its side of easy problems in class, or frustratingly difficult competition problems that I never felt completely capable of solving.

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Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival in China – Everyone loves it!

It all started in March 2017 when I took part in the inaugural Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival (JRMF) in Hong Kong—t was a totally new concept to me. Then, I attended another festival in California when JRMF organized a dedicated session for international students participating in a Stanford Pre-Collegiate summer program. I was there with 40 Chinese high school students and had a great experience.  

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Mathapalooza! – A Celebration of Mathematics and all of its Creative Connections

The 21st Century is shaping up as a remarkable time for public engagement in mathematics and science. Museums, educational institutions, cities, states, and grass-roots groups of citizens across the US and around the world are celebrating mathematics with festivals and public events more often than ever before. There is an eagerness in the public to demystify mathematics and appreciate its power and beauty, and people are flocking to these events in unprecedented numbers.

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Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival
c/o American Institute of Mathematics
600 E. Brokaw Rd, San Jose, CA 95112