Monday, March 26, 2007

Pi Day pix

As promised, here are a few pictures of the Pi Day Festivities at UNCA, held on March 14th on the Main Quad of the UNCA campus. (The event drew over 50 people!)

This first is from the very start of the pie-eating contest. We had one poor soul bow out after the first few seconds when it became clear to him that he wasn't going to be in the running. This allowed Nadia (our only female entrant), standing there in the back, to have a seat.

Here Telemachus and Bocephus go head-to-head a good way through the contest. Bocephus ended up winning the title in the First Annual UNCA Math Department Pie-Eating Contest. Below he displays proudly the leavings of his impromptu meal:

His award? An official UNCA Math Club T-shirt. Hey, I can't neglect mention of the many π fans who showed up at the event. Below Twyla gets into the spirit with a makeshift placard:

The pie-eating contest was followed by the π reciting contest. Ulrich won this handily, belting out 64 places after the decimal in under a minute. Rock! Below he holds his trophy, a mind-boggling wooden math game:

We just gotta do this again next year!

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