Gannon Math Club Celebrates Pi Day with a Pizza Party

Posted: March 14, 2017

Pi is the mathematical expression describing the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, but members of the Math Club at Gannon University might calculate the formula this way:
March 14 + pizza = Pi Day.

This year, the celebration will be held on Tuesday, March 14 from 7-9 p.m. in the University's Zurn Science Center, 143 W. Seventh St. with pizzas of varying diameters and circumferences and mathematically themed games. A prize will be awarded to the person who can correctly recall pi to the greatest number of decimal places.

The annual celebration of the mathematical constant is observed on March 14 since 3, 1 and 4 are the first three significant digits of Pi. This is a national observance, the designation of which was supported by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2009.

For more information or to schedule interviews, contact Haley Figurski 814-823-1886