March 14, or 3/14, is celebrated around the world as Pi Day. Pi, the Greek letter π, is the symbol used in mathematics to present a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, approximately 3.14159.
California State University, Northridge is celebrating Pi Day by inviting scientists and engineers to meet with faculty and students to share valuable insights into their careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). They also will discuss the power of mathematics and the role it plays in our everyday lives.
“The STEM: Education Challenges and Career Opportunities — Networking Opportunity and Mixer” is scheduled to take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in CSUN’s Orange Grove Bistro, located at the corner of Nordhoff Street and Zelzah Avenue. The event, which is free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by CSUN’s Delmar T. Oviatt Library and the Bonita J. Campbell Endowment for Women in Science and Engineering (WISE).
“We hope the evening will be a great experience for everyone,” said Jennifer Coronado, chair of WISE advisory board. “In addition to helping educate university students about the myriad professional opportunities that are available to them in the STEM fields, it is our chance to show how we are surrounded by math every day without realizing it.”
The WISE endowment, established in 2009 by manufacturing systems engineering and management professor Bonita Campbell, organizes events that celebrate and promote women’s achievements in the fields of science and engineering.
While the Pi Day event is open to the public, guests must be 18 years of age or older to attend. Reservations are requested, and the deadline is March 8. Reservations can be made by calling (818) 677-2638 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Free parking for the event is available in Lot G1, located at the corner of Nordhoff Street and Zelzah Avenue.
Information about all Oviatt Library events can be found on the library’s website, http://library.csun.edu or by calling (818) 677-2638.
The Oviatt Library serves as the main research facility in the San Fernando Valley. For more information about the library or its hours, visit its website or call (818) 677-2285.