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March 14, 2024
By Christopher Plenzich

3.14% of sailors are Pi-rates?!

Bad jokes aside, in an engaging celebration of International Day of Mathematics, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Concordia University hosted a special Pi Day event that attracted over 35 students, faculty, and math enthusiasts. The event highlighted the department's commitment to fostering a sense of community.

Graduate student, Fadia Ounissi
Undergraduate student, Mykaelle Farajje

The festivities kicked off with engaging presentations about the Reuleaux triangle and the Four-Color Theorem, by Fadia Ounissi, a graduate student, and Mykaelle Farajje, an undergraduate, respectively. These presentations, designed to captivate a general audience, showcased the talent within the department.

This effort was in collaboration with the Concordia University student chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics, highlighting the community's inclusive spirit. For more information regarding the Concordia AWM chapter, contact them directly, or follow on Instagram.

One significant announcement made during the event was the department's plan to establish a board game lounge. The goal is to create a welcoming space for both students and faculty to engage with math-related board games, turning abstract concepts into tangible fun. The department plans to organize student presentations on general mathematical concepts, ensuring that the space is both educational and entertaining. More information to come.

Thanks to everyone who joined in making this Pi Day a memorable one. The blend of fun and academia has set a high bar for the celebrations to come. We’re looking forward to Pi Day 2025!

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