SUNY Potsdam's Math Alliance and CSTEP Celebrate Pi Day

03.05.13

The SUNY Potsdam Math Alliance and the College’s Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program welcome students, faculty, staff and local families of all ages to participate in Pi Day.

The event will take place on Thursday, March 14 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Barrington Student Union Multi-Purpose Room.

Pi, a very important number in mathematics, can be rounded to 3.14. This corresponds to March 14 on the calendar and math enthusiasts around the world often celebrate this as Pi Day, said event organizers Dr. Derek Habermas and Heather West.

Guests are invited to engage in activities such as face painting, temporary pi tattoos, discussions on the history of pi, pi comics, arts and crafts, and a pi story corner. Prizes will be given to the winners of activities such as a scavenger hunt, games, puzzles and a pie-eating contest!

This event is free, and the public is invited to attend.

For more information, please contact Math Alliance faculty advisor Dr. Derek Habermas, at (315) 267-2059, or CSTEP Counselor Heather West at (315) 267-2708.

Founded in 1816, and located on the outskirts of the beautiful Adirondack Park, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America’s first 50 colleges. SUNY Potsdam currently enrolls approximately 4,350 undergraduate and graduate students. Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its handcrafted education, challenging liberal arts and sciences core, excellence in teacher training and leadership in the performing and visual arts.