Cowley College

Math & Science Club raises over $150 during Pi Day event

March 5, 2020

Cowley College students, faculty, and staff voted to see which Cowley employee would receive a pie in the face. Voting was done through purchasing pie and/or buying additional tickets at various department offices. The purchase of any slice of pie came with one free vote, and additional voting tickets could be purchased at 4 for $1.

Cowley College’s Math & Science Club raised more than $150 during its annual Pi Day on Thursday. The event is part of national Pi Day.

The top-two vote getters, Frank Arnold, Social Science instructor, and AJ Ybarra, mathematics instructor, received a pie in the face. Other candidates were, Nick Albrecht, Scott Layton, Krystle Nies, Todd Shepherd, Pam Smith, and Loretta Waldroupe.

In mathematics, Pi serves as the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Pi is a transcendental number, meaning it will repeat indefinitely without ever appearing exactly the same; however, Pi is usually calculated to 3 digits, 3.14.

Natural Science Department instructor Mike Hayden and AJ Ybarra serve as sponsors of the Math & Science Club and were assisted by Math & Science Club president Gage Johnson, and Club vice president Dawson Leach. The money raised will go towards future field trips.

Hayden said the Math & Science Club will now turn its attention to the T-Shirt Contest it is putting on. Cowley College students can design a t-shirt for the Math & Science Club with a chance to win a $50 cash prize. Graphics or images can be submitted to prior to March 31 deadline. A winner will be announced following the Math & Science Club meeting on April 6.