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Foster Introduces Pi Day Resolution

Mar 14, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) reintroduced a bipartisan resolution, H.Res. 232, in honor of Pi Day, March 14. Pi (represented by the Greek letter π) is an irrational number representing the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle that mathematicians, architects, engineers, and scientists use in calculations. Although the decimal digits of π continue randomly forever, the number is commonly rounded to 3.14, making March 14 the appropriate day to celebrate the number.

“Pi Day is much more than just an excuse to eat pie with friends and coworkers – it gives us a chance to highlight the importance of investing in science and education,” Foster said. “This day is a great reminder that our young people need education and training in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to succeed in today’s economy. For the United States to remain competitive in a global economy that is increasingly STEM-based, we need to do all that we can to expose young people to STEM education and the career paths that follow.”

Pi (π) is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. When rounded, it is approximately 3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751058209749445923078164062862089986280348253... for typical calculations.

A copy of the resolution is available here.