Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Pi Day Celebration at Rice

Today the three math-oriented departments at Rice (MATH, STAT and CAAM) put together an event to celebrate Pi Day!  We had pies from House of Pies, pizzas (i.e. pies), a Pi Recitation contest, and also a fundraiser for the National Math and Science Initiative.  The way it worked was the department that donates the most amount of money gets to pie a professor from that department in the face.  Hadley Wickham from STAT, Steve Cox from CAAM, and Andy Putman from MATH all graciously agreed to take one from the team.  Due to some logistical issues at the last minute, it was decided that all three would pie each other.

Here are a few pictures of the event and below is a movie.   In the first picture, Darren Ong (graduate student from MATH who organized most of the event) is cheering them on saying "Pie them all!"







For those who want to see the play by play:


Thank you to everyone who helped put this event all together!  Also thank you to the three departments, GSA, SIAM, and AWM for their financial support.

1 comment:

  1. How fun!! I definitely know some professors who should get in on this...

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