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Math Department Holds the Tenth Annual Pi Day Contest

Every year, the Mathematics department holds a College-wide π-Day contest. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to submit an original sentence, paragraph, poem, or short story that uses the digits of π in order (π ≈ 3.1415926..).

Student entries are judged on cleverness, interest, and length. Bonus points are awarded for mathematical references (including mathematicians). Points are deducted for incorrect digits. Monetary prizes ($100, $31.41, $3.14) are awarded to the best student entries.

This year, the Mathematics Department held the Tenth Annual MMC π-Day contest. Twelve students entered the competition. Six student submissions were awarded monetary prizes. A reading with the awarding of prizes was held on March 10, 2020, during Honors Day (in conjunction with the Chi Omega Lambda Induction—Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Honor Society), and was followed by a reception with pi(e) and coffee.

First prize was awarded to Allie Herrera. Second prize winners were Mark McKnight, Victoria Whalen, and Katie Rindler, and third prizes were awarded to Tasmi Sheikh and Caleb Tolley.

The Mathematics Department congratulates the winners of the Tenth Annual MMC π-day Competition, and thanks all participants for their valuable contributions.

Pi Day Celebration Program

Published: March 10, 2020