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Help Louisiana Tech celebrate Pi Day

Mar 12, 2018 | Education, General News

Louisiana Tech is celebrating Pi Day — Wednesday, March 14 — with an endless list of fun activities.
(The list is not really endless like pi, but there are still plenty of things to enjoy.)
The center of Pi Day is the Tech seal in Centennial Plaza. There is no need to sign up: just show up. It’s for all ages. Here’s how you can enjoy Pi Day.

  • Pie baking competition: Drop off (at the seal) anytime between 10 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Sweet or savory pies are welcome and prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. Judging will begin at 11:15 a.m. and will be based on appearance, texture, and taste.
  • Pi recitation: Compete to see if you can recall the most digits of Pi. Come anytime between 10 a.m.-noon. Winner will be announced at the end of the day.
  • Scavenger hunt: A campus-wide hunt; (there will be a smaller one for pre-college students). Clues will be released every half hour over Instagram (@latechpiday), beginning at 10 a.m.
  • All winners will be announced via Instagram and email.

Pi — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — is approximately 3.14159, and Pi Day is celebrated on 3-14 around the world.
According to PiDay.org, pi “has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. As an irrational and transcendental number, it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern.”
The event is sponsored by Tech’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Contact Dr. Scarlett Bracey, sbracey@latech.edu, with any questions.