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Foster Reintroduces Bipartisan Pi Day Resolution

Mar 14, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) reintroduced a bipartisan resolution 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.

“I offer this resolution to recognize the wonder and marvel that is Pi and in honor of the important investments we need to make in science and education,” Foster said. “This irrational number holds an important place in the history of mathematics, and this day is a great reminder that our young people need education and training in the rational fields of science, technology, and engineering to succeed in today’s economy. A workforce well trained in these fields has laid the groundwork for economic growth in the United States. We need to make sure that the next generation has access to the tools they need to be leaders in science, engineering and math.”

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.