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Pi (Pie?) Day Comes to Nova Southeastern University

Come for the Dessert, Stay for the Mathematics

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Pi-symbol1FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – It’s that time of year again – the time when pizza + dessert = MATH!

It’s March 14, otherwise referred to as Pi Day. Pi is more commonly referred to as 3.14 – as in March 14 (3/14.)

To mark the annual occasion, Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography will be holding a Pi Day celebration. The event is scheduled for noon-1 p.m. Tues., March 14th in NSU’s Don Taft University Center, 3301 College Ave., Fort Lauderdale.

The event will feature a debate between NSU students about Pi (π 3.14) and Euler’s Number (e). Many know that Pi is a mathematical constant, which is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. For those who aren’t mathematicians, Euler’s Number is another “famous” irrational number that is a mathematical constant that is the base of the natural logarithm: the unique number whose natural logarithm is equal to one.

Yeah, we get it – that’s a bit complicated, which is why NSU is hosting Pi Day! The event is free and open to the public – you can enjoy a slice of pizza pie or a dessert of apple pie and light refreshments while learning about math!

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 About Nova Southeastern University (NSU): Located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and first-professional degree levels. A private, not-for-profit institution, NSU has campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach, and Tampa, Florida, as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico, while maintaining a presence online globally. For more than 50 years, NSU has been awarding degrees in a wide range of fields, while fostering groundbreaking research and an impactful commitment to community. Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement
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March 7, 2017

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