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Published February 28, 2023
Yes, it is that time of year again -- time for pi.
No, not apple … or cherry … or rhubarb. Rather, it’s time to celebrate all things mathematics. University of Wyoming students are invited to participate in Wyoming Pi Days, a series of three “Pizza and Problem Solving” evenings when students get together, eat pizza and work on a series of mathematics/logic problems.
These evenings -- March 23, March 30 and April 6 -- will culminate in an examination called Pi Day Competition: a three-hour exam consisting of eight problems of varying difficulty April 8.
“Wyoming Pi Days is a blast, both for the students and the coordinators,” says Jorge Flores, an assistant lecturer of mathematics and one of the coordinators of Wyoming Pi Days. “We get to eat pizza, socialize and work on fun math and logic problems together. The event helps students see that math can be social and fun.”
Wyoming Pi Days is hosted and sponsored by the UW Department of Mathematics and Statistics. The event, for UW undergraduate students of all majors interested in mathematics, is an homage to the number pi, which is approximately 3.14.
Other event coordinators from the department are Tyrrell McAllister, an associate professor, and Christina Knox, an assistant lecturer.
All participants in the Pi Day Competition will receive a choice of a mathematics/logic book, from a list recommended by mathematics and statistics faculty, and a T-shirt. Additionally, the competition winners will receive a certificate of achievement and a grand prize.
For more information about Wyoming Pi Days, email Flores at email@example.com.