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Here's how it will work - Feb 19, 2009 at 10:38AM
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Dave
San Marcos, Texas
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Hi Everyone,

     With Pi Day less than a month away, we thought we would hold a contest to see who can put on the best Pi Day celebration.  Post your plans here, then come back after Pi Day and post how things went.  The best club activity, as chosen by the Nucleus staff, will win a pizza party for their club.  Show us what you've got!

Dave


Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value -- Albert Einstein

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Re: Here's how it will work - Mar 06 2009 1:05PM
Linda Henneberg
2 Posts

We have asked professors in the department to volunteer their faces, and students will be able to throw pies at them for money. This will be our third year doing this. It's open to the entire university, not just physics major or SPS members.

We make the pies out of pudding and whipped cream, and auction off the first pie (for the clean face) to the highest bidder, and subsequent pies are $5. It's a great fundraiser and stress reliever in the middle of midterms.



Re: Re: Here's how it will work - Mar 13 2009 4:57PM
Linda Henneberg
2 Posts

We had our Pi Day celebration yesterday, since the actual Pi Day is during spring break. It was a great success! We collaborated with the Math Club to pie both physics and math professors. We ended up making about $200 and everyone had a lot of fun, even the professors, though the clean up was less fun. But really, an event like this is better described in pictures, so here you go:

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This picture is Dr. Trilling pie-ing Dr. Eastwood. A lot of our funds came from professors pie-ing each other.

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Here is Dr. Trilling with pie on his face. He's new here and so this was his first Pi Day.

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Here is Alex, our resident history major, pie-ing Dr. Cornelison, our department chair.

The next two photos have a funny story. Dr. Rushall of the math department had to pick up his kids from school, and didn't want to do it covered in pie. He was willing to outbid anyone to buy his own pie, but he only had $50 in his pocket. Apparently he always assigns a lot of homework, because several students pooled their cash and bought his pie for $54.

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Gathering the money.

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Keir gives a preemptive strike to our quantum professor next semester, Dr. Dillingham. Dr. Dillingham's son is also a physics major here, and a couple of years ago he pied his own dad.

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Math professor Matt Fahy and his grad student/TA Alex bought each other's pies and pied each other at the same time.

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As president, my head also had to go under the chopping block (or rather, the pie tin).

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Our thermodynamics professor, Dr. Cole, gets triple teamed.



Re: Re: Re: Here's how it will work - Sep 23 2009 8:22AM
Gary
Society of Physics...
293 Posts

Great photos...I'm so gald you submitted these!


NSF Program Director (on assignment from the AIP and the Society of Physics Students to serve as the Robert Noyce Scholarship Program Director at the National Science Foundation)


Re: Here's how it will work - Mar 13 2009 4:04PM
Gary
Society of Physics...
293 Posts

Had a great Pi-Day celebration today at the American Center for Physics sponsored by SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma...We had a brief intro to pi, then, Tom Olsen read a bit about how the House of Representatives had declared it Pi-Day and that it was a good thing to do, and then we had lots of flavors:
choclate chip
chocolate banana
lemon
key-lime
apple...
yummy!


NSF Program Director (on assignment from the AIP and the Society of Physics Students to serve as the Robert Noyce Scholarship Program Director at the National Science Foundation)


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