Gannon University Celebrates Pi Day Today
Posted: March 14, 2018
Gannon University's Math Club has put together the ultimate
equation in recognition of a nationally celebrated holiday for the
field of mathematics: March 14 + Pizza + Pie + Games = Pi Day
Gannon University's Math Club is hosting its annual Pi Day Party
from 7-10 p.m. today in the Zurn Science Center.
Gannon's Math Club celebrates Pi Day annually with food, games
and other activities. A competition will be held to see which
student can recite the most digits of Pi. Another activity during
the event is the showing of a mathematical movie. Pizzas and pies
with a variety of circumferences and diameters will be served as
treats as well.
"It [Pi Day] is a great way for students to get together and
talk about math," said David Prier, associate professor of Gannon's
Pi or π is a mathematical constant that has no repeating
patterns after its decimal point. As such, people have memorized as
many digits as they can and have competed with others on who can
recite the most digits. "Pi Day" was recognized as a national
holiday by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2009. It is
celebrated each year on March 14, or 3/14. the first significant
digits of Pi.