On March 14th - that's 3.14 or Pi Day - the School of Engineering celebrated the number and pun with a 3.14 mile long fun run/walk around campus, followed by a buffet of pie inside Pangborn Hall. Though the day was beautifully sunny, an ice-cold wind was blowing, so as the 5pm start time approached, students, faculty and staff crowded into Pangborn's lobby to wait for the last participant, Dean John Judge, to arrive.
After shivering for a group picture, the runners and walkers were off, following a series of chalk arrows marking the route. The first students to conquer the course were mechanical engineering junior, Joseph Gabris, and architecture senior, Rachel Bussanich, winning the trophies for fastest male student and fastest female student respectively. The run's organizer, mechanical engineering senior, Emily Bowman, crossed the finish line next.
The prize for fastest staff member went to School of Engineering administrative assistant, Liz Schack, and Diego Turo, mechanical engineering professor came in first out of the faculty. Maria Erquiaga, mechanical engineering junior and Tau Beta Pi president elect, presented the 3D-printed trophies.
As the participants enjoyed their well-earned pie in the Scullen Room, they discussed plans to make the event bigger and better next year!