Posted on: March 14th, 2013


On Thursday, March 14th, SFT cele­brated its second annual Pi Day. Students immersed them­selves in this math­e­mat­ical constant through a series of special classes and activ­i­ties. Students learned about Pi, approx­i­mated Pi (student average: 3.128288!), and wrote Pi-​​ems (Pi poems). Addi­tion­ally, students honored the Pi Day birth­days of Akira Yoshizawa by making origami, and of Albert Einstein by watching a film and playing trivia.

SFT’s Pi Day cele­bra­tion concluded with a Pi party in which students and faculty indulged in a variety of pies, followed by the tradi­tional pi-​​ing in the face of three faculty members. This year, faculty members Evan, Aaron and Alycia received whipped cream pies in the face deliv­ered by students Mike, Malik and William. The three faculty members were chosen by the amount of money placed in their personal dona­tion cups over the weeks leading up to Pi Day; the total amount collected will be donated by SFT to the Mackenzie McCarter Bene­fi­ciary Fund. The three students earned their pie-​​throwing priv­i­lege via the Pi/​Einstein trivia activity in which all students participated.