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 Party.

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 math department.

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.