Pi Day, celebrated each year on March 14th, is an international holiday which pays tribute to the most well-known irrational number: π = 3.14159…
Traditionally, the Mathematics & Computer Science Department organizes fun pi-related activities for both professors and students across campus to enjoy. Participants are typically invited to eat pi(e), compete in Pi Trivia or the Pi Memorization Contest, solve pi-themed puzzles, approximate pi using fun hands-on activities, attend a screening of “Pi” (the movie), or pi(e) their favorite professor! The Department has even celebrated Pi Day at the Exploratorium in San Francisco.
For more information about Pi Day (or to get involved in planning the next one), contact Prof. Kristen Beck.