Illinois Science Council’s 6th annual Pi Day run was an all-around success! Over 300 science-loving and science-curious Chicagoans, young and old, participated in the 3.14 mile run/walk at one of three sponsoring Fleet Feet locations—Oak Park, and the Old Town and Lincoln Square neighborhoods in Chicago. Many runners could be seen sporting their official Pi Day run t-shirts. Continue reading “ISC Pi Day Run 2018: Another Great One for the Books!”
Gather round Chicago! There’s still time to sign up for our 6th Annual Pi K Fun Run, this Wednesday, March 14th—3.14. Join us as we team up with Fleet Feet Sports in Old Town, Lincoln Square and Oak Park to exercise our love of all things circular and celebrate Pi Day with a 3.14 mile run/walk starting at 6:28pm (or 2 Pi). Continue reading “Pi, Pie, and a Pi-K on Pi Day!”
Despite the snow and wind, 364 (π × 10 + 50) runners and walkers participated in the Illinois Science Council’s fifth annual Pi Day Fun Run on 3-14-17. Continue reading “Pi Day Run 2017: Embracing Snow, Math and Pie”
Started in 1988 at San Francisco’s Exploratorium museum, March 14, or Pi Day, has become a classroom tradition. But what is pi? Why do we celebrate it by slicing up circular junk food? And why are mathematicians still calculating digits of pi into the trillions of decimal places?
Continue reading “The Search for Pi: 3.14 and Beyond”