Congressman Bill Foster

Representing the 11th District of Illinois

Press Release: Foster Introduces Legislation to Establish National Pi Day

Mar 15, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) introduced a bipartisan House resolution to designate March 14 as National Pi (π) Day.

“Pi Day is more than just a good excuse to eat pie. It’s an opportunity to highlight mathematics and science education in our schools,” Foster said. “This resolution encourages schools and educators to observe Pi Day by engaging their students in interactive and fun activities that explore the exciting side to math and other STEM subjects. This lays the ground work for students to develop an interest in becoming the next generation’s mathematicians, engineers, and physicists.”

The National Pi Day resolution also recognizes the continuing importance of the National Science Foundation’s math and science education programs. Pi Day occurs every year on March 14, in honor of the number, which is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.

You can read the entire text of the resolution here.