AUA’s Math and Writing Center Celebrates Pi Day
YEREVAN, Armenia – On March 14, 2019, the Math and Writing Center of the American University of Armenia (AUA) celebrated Pi Day. Students from different colleges, mostly from the College of Business and Economics (CBE) and the College of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), participated in different activities such as Guess the Famous Mathematicians, Problem Solving, and Digits of Pi.
The participating students were asked to guess various mathematicians of different eras, from Pythagoras to John Nash. Nicolae Stratan (BAB ‘21) and Arman Davtyan (BS CS ‘19) were announced as the winners of the challenge.
The other competition included various mathematical problems related to Pi. One of the winners of this challenge, Ani Zakaryan (BS CS ‘21), comments: “The Pi Day became truly exciting as I explored the mathematical constant Pi.”
The most exciting challenge of the event was recalling as many digits of Pi as possible. One of the students, Harutyun Gevorgyan (BS CS ‘20), was able to recall one thousand digits of Pi!
“It was fascinating to watch students actively engaged and so competitive; they refused to give up. Who knew that solving challenging problems can be so much fun!” noted the organizer of the event Viktorya Gevorgyan, Math Consultant at AUA’s Math and Writing Center.
The winners were awarded certificates and prizes.
Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia, and affiliated with the University of California. AUA provides a global education in Armenia and the region, offering high-quality graduate and undergraduate studies, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting public service and democratic values.