Contact Info

          Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
          Ross Hall, Room 109
          220 Scotland Road
          Edinboro, PA 16444
          Phone: (814) 732-2760

          Dr. Anne Quinn
          Department Chair
          Office: Ross Hall, Room 109
          Phone: (814) 732-2760
          Email: quinna@edinboro.edu

          Events



          The Math and Computer Science Department at Edinboro University holds annual events that promote the educational development of high school students and others interested in the field.

          You are invited to visit the Mathematics and Computer Science Department for:

          Pi Day at Edinboro University (every year in March)

          Our 10th annual Pi Day celebration will be: Monday, March 26, 2018 in Ross Hall

          • High school students can:
            • Participate in activities in the department from 8:30 a.m. to Noon
            • Enjoy a free lunch
            • Hear Dr. Sarah Greenwald, mathematician for The Simpsons, at 1 p.m.
            • Bring your family back to hear Dr. Sarah Greenwald, again at 7 p.m.
          • Contests! Come ready to compete and win prizes in the following areas:
            • Pi trivia knowledge
            • Memorize the most digits of Pi
            • Games: Tower of Hanoi, SET, 24
            • Fastest Rubik's cube
            • Best poster or presentation (have your teacher nominate you for this event)
          • Teachers: Please contact Dr. Quinn at quinna@edinboro.edu to nominate your best students to give a presentation or a poster. Prizes will be awarded for the best ones.
          • Activities include talks such as: "Who Wants to be a Pi-illionaire?", "Birthday Pi", "Hacking 101", "Using Toothpicks to Estimate Pi", and "Panel discussion on careers in Math and Computer Science"
          • Keynote address at 1pm and 7pm in the University Center:


            Dr. Greenwald"Pi day with The Simpsons and Futurama" with Dr. Greenwald, mathematician for The Simpsons:

            "What can you do with a degree in mathematics? An easier question might be to ask what can’t you do? Did you know that The Simpsons and Futurama contain hundreds of humorous mathematical and scientific references? Come celebrate PI-day with The Simpsons and Futurama as we explore the mathematical content and educational value of some favorite Pi moments along with the motivations and backgrounds of the writers during an interactive talk. Popular culture can reveal, reflect, and even shape how society views mathematics, and with careful consideration of the benefits and challenges, these programs can be an ideal source of fun ways to introduce important concepts and to reduce math anxiety. "

          STEM Day at Edinboro University (mid-October)

          STEM Day is an annual event held by the Math and Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Technology, Geosciences, and Psychology Departments. It is held on Edinboro's Fall semester "Reading Day" for anyone interested in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering or Math. Faculty members and professionals in the STEM fields present research and informative subject matter ranging from genetics to detecting deception. It is spread across the University's STEM departments and applies learning through hands-on activities (such as using the Oculus Rift, extracting DNA, Psychology in action, and visiting the planetarium, observatory, and science museum) and interesting talks (such as "The Science of Rock and Roll", "Knights, Knaves, and Spies", "Putting the You in CPU", and "How to Optimize your Homecoming Date").

          We hope you can join us for one of our upcoming events:

          • STEM Day (4th annual) – Tues., October 10, 2017
          • STEM Day (5th annual) – Tues., October 9, 2018
          • STEM Day (6th annual) – Tues., October 1, 2019
          • STEM Day (7th annual) – Tues., October 13, 2020
          • STEM Day (8th annual) – Tues., October 12, 2021

          We invite local high schools to join us for Pi Day and STEM Day. Please contact Dr. Anne Quinn, Chair of Math/Computer Science, at quinna@edinboro.edu, if you would like to attend a future event. Limited bus funds may be available. Click here for details about the events of past years.