MC2’s first Julia Robinson Math Festival was held on June 10th, 2017. The festival featured 16 tables in Payton’s gym, each with a separate math activity. Many tables were led by PhD students in math. Nathan Lopez is earning his PhD at UIC, and is a leader at the Pilsen Math Circle. Dr. Eugenia Cheng led one table and helped students explore building polyhedra. Abhinav Gandhi is a community member and data scientist who volunteered to lead Table 4! Many students created Archimedean solids like the ever popular bucky ball/truncated icosahedron. Edgar Bering and Ellie Dannenberg are doctoral students in math at UIC who have taught math circles for many years.