Pi Day 2012
March 14 is the only day of the year when BYU students are allowed to throw a pie at their professor’s face. March 14 is also the only day of the year when students gather on Brigham Square to “ooh” and “aww” over their peers who can recite hundreds of digits of Pi—the BYU record was broken last year when Reese Peterson recited over 800 digits!
Festivities will begin at noon in Brigham Square (the big open area between the Wilk and the library). At 1:58 p.m., the countdown to 3/14, 1:59 will begin, at which point it will be “pi” down to the minute. Pi Day will officially end at 2:00 p.m.
Throwing pies and reciting numbers aren’t the only activities Pi Day 2012 has to offer. Other activities include:
- Pie-eating contest
- Buffon’s needle
- Pi Frisbee
- Pi Sudoku
- Piku writing contest
- Plinko machine
- And more…
Brigham Square will be thriving with opportunities to win a t-shirt or other prize giveaways. Students can hang out as long as they want, or even just stop by between classes. The fun and games are for everyone.
Don’t forget to submit a “Piku” for our Piku contest! The winner of this year’s contest will be chosen and displayed on Pi Day. To submit a Piku, email your poem to BYUpikugmail [dot] com (send as attachment) or hand it in to the math department office in 275 TMCB. All submitted Pikus must follow the traditional haiku structure of three lines—5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables. Pikus must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on March 13.
Also, make sure to vote for which math professors you want to see pied in the face! Seven math professors have volunteered and whoever receives the least amount of votes will be saved from being pied. Anyone is welcome to vote by visiting the Math Lab (159 TMCB) and casting their coins into the appropriate jars (see below).
Finally, Pi Day 2012 t-shirts are available for only $5 in 275 TMCB as well as the Math Lab. Check out the cool new design below.
See you at Brigham Square from noon to 2 p.m. on March 14!