BUILD PODER Celebrates Pi Day With CSUN

March 16, 2018

female student looks into microscope at the BUILD PODER table
BUILD PODER, an undergraduate research program funded by the National Institutes of Health, tabled at this year's event and brought two microscopes for attendees to use. One slide contained a sample of fungus and the other contained human embryonic kidney cells. Photo by Lee Choo.

By Natalie Camacho for CSUN Today

To celebrate the significance of pi, an infinite mathematical constant also known as 3.14 and π, the Delmar T. Oviatt Library at California State University, Northridge, once again hosted its annual Pi Day celebration.

Scientists, engineers, and educators met with students and faculty to share valuable insights into their careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The Bonita J. Campbell Endowment for Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) cosponsored the event.

This year’s event took place one day prior to Pi Day, on March 13, and aimed to improve knowledge and appreciation for π and mathematics as a whole.

“Math affects all of us, but most of us don’t know the incredible power of 3.14,” said Oviatt Library Dean Mark Stover. “The WISE Pi Day celebration … is a great way for CSUN students – and students from local schools – to learn about Pi while at the same time enjoy delicious refreshments provided by the Marilyn Magaram Center and the Orange Grove Bistro.”

This story is written and produced by CSUN Today.