Join us in the lobby of the Talmage building to celebrate Pi Day and Albert Einstein’s birthday!
Thursday, March 14th, 2019
TMCB Lobby, 12:00pm-2pm
Pi walk, pin the mustache on Einstein, pi face paint, and more pi related fun. Make sure to brush up on the digits of pi for the pi recitation contest!
Pi Day t-shirts will be on sale for $10, starting March 11th in the Math Department office (275 TMCB). Free pie with every shirt Monday- Wednesday!
Volunteers are needed to run booths at the event. Sign up in 275 TMCB. All volunteers will receive a free t-shirt.
“Pi Day with the Simpsons and Futurama”
Guest Lecture by Sarah Greenwald of Appalachian State University
Pi Day at 4:00pm, 1104 JKB
Pizza and Pie provided!
What can you do with a degree in mathematics? An easier question might be to ask what can’t you do? Did you know that The Simpsons and Futurama contain hundreds of humorous mathematical and scientific references? Come celebrate π-day with The Simpsons and Futurama as we explore the mathematical content and educational value of some favorite π moments along with the motivations and backgrounds of the writers during an interactive talk. Popular culture can reveal, reflect, and even shape how society views mathematics, and with careful consideration of the benefits and challenges, these programs can be an ideal source of fun ways to introduce important concepts and to reduce math anxiety.
Women in Math
Special Pi Day event with Sarah Greenwald of Appalachian State University.
6:00pm, 111 TMCB
“Promoting Women in Mathematics”
We’ll highlight ways people study and understand the climate for underrepresented mathematicians and will then turn our attention to how people have made and can make a difference, focusing specifically on promoting women in mathematics. This is planned partly as a talk and partly as an exchange of ideas.
Sarah J. Greenwald is Professor of Mathematics and Faculty Affiliate of Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies at Appalachian State University. Her PhD in mathematics is from the University of Pennsylvania in Riemannian geometry. She investigates connections between mathematics and society, such as women, minorities, and popular culture. She has won several awards for teaching, scholarship and service, most recently a 2018 Association for Women in Mathematics Service Award.