Pi has mystified mathematicians for centuries. But what makes it so special? 
Today we celebrate the mathematical constant pi, the number that represents the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter and has an infinite and unknown quality that brings together math enthusiasts of all ages.  Learn more about the holiday here.
Above, Pi Day pies enjoyed in the NewsHour newsroom.

Pi has mystified mathematicians for centuries. But what makes it so special?

Today we celebrate the mathematical constant pi, the number that represents the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter and has an infinite and unknown quality that brings together math enthusiasts of all ages.  Learn more about the holiday here.

Above, Pi Day pies enjoyed in the NewsHour newsroom.

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A great time was had by all at STEM Family Night!  Students in K-3 jumped right into the science challenges, as their natural curiosity makes them wonderful scientists.  

Engaging girls (and boys) in science, technology, engineering, and math in elementary school is a key step in connecting these career fields to their everyday lives.  

Want to hold a STEM Family Night at your school?  Check out the great resources and activities from PBS SciGirls!

Science!

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Fact: Doing the running man can help tackle a common fifth-grade learning deficit — number patterns. Here’s how math got it’s groove back…

Fact: Doing the running man can help tackle a common fifth-grade learning deficit — number patterns. Here’s how math got it’s groove back…

The Veins of a Leaf: Revealing Nature’s Mathematical System

Time lapse of how nutrients flow from the vascular networks of a leaf  to the plant’s cells. 

"Frequently, you see women relegated to very traditional roles - I’ll build the robot, and you can be secretary for the group. Unless you’re very assertive, men can take over the group." Angela Bielefeldt, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Colorado Bounder

Join us for a live chat tomorrow at noon as we make sense of some of these numbers

+ In 2008, 41% college freshmen males planned to major in science and engineering vs. 30% for women. 
+ Only 19% of software developers are women.
+ Only 5.5 percent of commercial patent-holders were women.

Curious to know your thoughts on this, Tumblr. Especially those of you in school. How’s the gender ratio in your majors? How, if at all, does the gap affect you?