March 14, 2017
To many people, March 14 is just another day. To mathematics aficionados, it's a day to celebrate a never-ending number. So what does Texas Tech University President Lawrence Schovanec think about Pi Day? You may be surprised to learn the former chair of the Department of Mathematics & Statistics has a different opinion.
Pi Day is observed on March 14, since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three significant digits of π.
Texas Tech Alumnus Creates Pi Pan
The Texas Tech University College of Arts & Sciences was founded in 1925 as one of the university’s four original colleges.
Comprised of 15 departments, the College offers a wide variety of courses and programs in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, mathematics and natural sciences. Students can choose from 41 bachelor’s degree programs, 34 master’s degrees and 14 doctoral programs.
With just under 11,000 students enrolled, the College of Arts & Sciences is the largest
college on the Texas Tech University campus.
In fall 2016, the college embarked upon its first capital campaign, Unmasking Innovation: The Campaign for Arts & Sciences. It focuses on five critical areas of need: attracting and retaining top faculty, enhancing infrastructure, recruiting high-potential students, undergraduate research and growing the Dean’s Fund for Excellence.