Festival to showcase fun, relevance of math in daily life


Jayme Blaschke | April 12, 2024

The Texas State University chapter of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) will host the Julia Robinson Math Festival in observance of Math and Statistics Awareness Month on April 20.

The event, held in collaboration with the TXST Department of Mathematics and the San Marcos Public Library, will run noon-4 p.m. at the public library and showcase the fun and applicability of mathematics in daily life.

The festival aims to bridge the gap between the university and local community. Participating organizations, including SIAM, Math Club, MathWorks, Pi Mu Epsilon and Bobcat Racing, will host booths with games and activities such as “Skyscrapers” and “Cup Stacking” as well as intriguing puzzles like the “Four Color Challenge” tailored to math enthusiasts ages 5 and above. Through engaging activities and interactive exhibits, the festival will demonstrate that math is more than just a subject—it’s an integral part of the world.

Parking is available at the library. Dedicated volunteers stationed throughout the venue will supervise activities and ensure a safe environment for all participants.

For more information or media inquiries, contact Michala Gradner at mng115@txstate.edu.

For more information, contact University Communications:

Jayme Blaschke, 512-245-2555

Sandy Pantlik, 512-245-2922