March 14 was officially designated as Pi day In 2009, when the U.S. House of Representatives passed “H.Res.224 - Supporting the designation of Pi Day, and for other purposes.”
“Whereas Pi can be approximated as 3.14, and thus March 14, 2009, is an appropriate day for ’National Pi Day’: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives—
(1) supports the designation of a ’Pi Day’ and its celebration around the world;
(2) recognizes the continuing importance of National Science Foundation’s math and science education programs; and
(3) encourages schools and educators to observe the day with appropriate activities that teach students about Pi and engage them about the study of mathematics.”
According to piday.org, Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. The date—which also happens to be Einstein's birthday—inspires a variety of events every year
Pi day is important because it helps us to bring awareness to the important role of math and science to Connecticut, the US, and the world!
In Woodbury, there are 828 people employed who are 16 years of age and older according to the American Community Survey. Of that total, 125 are employed in “Computer, engineering, and science occupations”, or 15.10% of the employed population. Of those occupied in this industry, 103 are males and 22 are Females.
The average Connecticut town had 6% of their workforce occupied by the Computer, Engineering and Science industry. The average town had 73% of them as male, and 27% as female.
Gales Ferry, Connecticut has the highest percentage of their workforce in Computer, Engineering and Science, Coventry, CT has the highest percentage of Female workers of any town over 1,000 workers in CT. Coventry’s percent of male workers in Computer, Engineering and Science is 24.4%, and females have 75.6%.
Here are some fun ways to celebrate Pi day:
EDUTOPIA, 5-Minute Film Festival: Celebrate Pi Day!
Exploratorium, Pi Day March 14, 2019
NIST Taking Measure Blog, A Slice of Math Functions for Pi Day
Smithsonian Magazine, A history of notable moments in the irrational number’s past