CSUN Celebrates Pi Day with Free Pies

  • The Delmar T. Oviatt Library and Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) teamed up to bring California State University, Northridge a day filled with pi (and pie) activities. This year, Pi Day featured pie a la mode. Photo by Lee Choo.

  • The free pie served at the event was provided by the Marilyn Magaram Center. Photo by Lee Choo.

  • Students also received free pizza slices at this year's Pi Day celebration. Photo by Lee Choo.

  • In honor of Albert Einstein, who was born on March 14, 1879, the event had a cardboard cutout of his body — which attendees could put their heads through to become Einstein. Photo by Lee Choo.

  • BUILD PODER, an undergraduate research program funded by the National Institutes of Health, tabled at this year's event and brought two microscopes for attendees to use. One slide contained a sample of fungus and the other contained human embryonic kidney cells. Photo by Lee Choo.

  • CSUN VEX Robotics club also was present at Pi Day. Club member Adrian Castellon gave attendees the opportunity to maneuver the robot with a remote control. Photo by Lee Choo.

To celebrate the significance of pi, an infinite mathematical constant also known as 3.14 and π, the Delmar T. Oviatt Library at California State University, Northridge, once again hosted its annual Pi Day celebration.

Scientists, engineers, and educators met with students and faculty to share valuable insights into their careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The Bonita J. Campbell Endowment for Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) cosponsored the event.

This year’s event took place one day prior to Pi Day, on March 13, and aimed to improve knowledge and appreciation for π and mathematics as a whole.

“Math affects all of us, but most of us don’t know the incredible power of 3.14,” said Oviatt Library Dean Mark Stover. “The WISE Pi Day celebration … is a great way for CSUN students – and students from local schools – to learn about Pi while at the same time enjoy delicious refreshments provided by the Marilyn Magaram Center and the Orange Grove Bistro.”

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