Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Dr. Anne Quinn
Our 10th annual Pi Day celebration will be: Monday, March 26, 2018 in Ross Hall
"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 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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.