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Local high school students to enjoy “Pi Day” at Penn State Fayette

2/25/2013 —

Local area high school students will participate in the 14th annual Pi Day competition at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus on Thursday, March 14. This competition will take place in the Penn State Fayette campus’ Community Center Bird’s Nest Café beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Teams of ninth and tenth grade students from local school districts including Laurel Highlands and Uniontown Area High Schools will compete. Students will have an opportunity to win their choice of apple, cherry, or berry pies by completing problems focusing on STEM areas of science, technology, engineering and math.

“We started this event because there are very few STEM-related competitions for this critical age group. We wanted students in our region to have an opportunity to have fun using math,” said David Meredith, associate professor of engineering at Penn State Fayette and proctor of the Pi Day exam. “Local companies tell me that they struggle to find people with technical skills. This competition is another way to better prepare students for what comes next.”

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