# News

## GVSU Math-Stats Club Celebrates Pi Day

March 14, 2015

Pies, potlucks and party poppers were all part of this year’s Pi Day celebrations March 13 and 14 presented by the Mathematics and Statistics Club.

“We celebrate Pi Day to pay tribute to one of the greatest numbers in
our universe,” said Danielle Harris, Mathematics and Statistics Club
president. “It is found in nature, yet it’s exact digits are still a
mystery to us. Having a celebration allows us to get people excited
about mathematics.”

To celebrate Pi Day, the group completed their annual Pi Day
fundraiser, where students placed money in cups labeled with the names
of professors in Mathematics and Statistics. Prof. Darren Parker was
the "winner", and he was pied in the face on Friday, March
13 at 4 p.m.

The club’s second event was the Pi Day Potluck on March 14 from
7-9:26 p.m. in Mackinac Hall. The "Pi/e Debate" film was screened, and
students and faculty also made pi-themed bracelets, and played Euclid:
The Game. At 9:26 p.m., those in attendance celebrated with party
poppers and noisemakers during a landmark moment in history. They
also organized into the shape of the letter pi for a picture.

“We’re celebrating on 3/14/15 at 9:26 p.m. because they are the
first eight digits of pi (3.1415926),” Harris said.

(Some of this article based on the article at: http://www.gvsu.edu/gvnow/index.htm?articleId=26613171-CBB4-F049-B5CE22ABC2140F74#sthash.O403Z8ls.dpuf)