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Five male and female winners of the 2017 Integration Bee stand in a row smiling and holding up their certificates with thumbs up, alongside the event co-chair Tsz Yan Wu and Math/Statistics/Engineering Dean Dr. Daniel Styer.

You’ve heard of spelling bees, but what about the Integration Bee?

For the second year in a row, the Mathematics and Statistics Department is hosting an Integration Bee, where competitors will show off their mastery of calculus integrals. The event will be held Friday, April 20, 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Lillard Hall Room 101.

Students who have completed Math 400 (or equivalent) are encouraged to compete. All administrators, faculty, staff, students, family and friends of the competitors are welcome to come watch the competition and cheer for them.
Please be sure to register online if you plan to participate!
The prizes for this year’s competition:
  • 1st place: $300 + TI Nspire graphing calculator
  • 2nd place: $200 + TI 84 Plus graphing calculator
  • 3rd place: $100
  • 4th and 5th place: $50 each
Collage graphic of the numerals of pi in various colors, fonts and sizes

Come celebrate Pi Day with a memorization contest on Wednesday, March 14, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., in LRC 220!

March 14 is International Pi Day, an annual celebration of mathematics that centers on the Greek letter that represents the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Notably, pi is a number that begins with 3.14 and goes on forever.

In case you are interested in competing, here are the first 100 numerals of pi:
3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751058209749445923078164062862089986280348253421170679

Good luck!