We were literally “eating up the sciences” on Monday for Pi day.
Engineers, planners and scientists at SCJ Alliance make it a priority to spend time in local schools bridging science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) classes to the real world. So of course we celebrated Pi Day with pie!
Pi Day, observed on March 14 (3/14) each year, celebrates mathematics and its mascot, Greek letter “π.” The symbol represents the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, approximately 3.14159. More deliciously, it is pronounced just like pie.
SCJ planner, Laura Barker, brought in homemade pie on Monday to celebrate her coworkers and all they do to encourage students in our community to pursue fields in STEM.
Last month, five team members joined fellow SCJ engineer, Jason Bruhn, as he led the Thurston County MATHCOUNTS competition for middle schoolers. Jason also represented SCJ at Aspire Middle School’s career fair this year. Amy Head, SCJ Vice President, presented about civil engineering on Career Day at Nisqually Middle School. She, along with SCJ Senior Vice President Jean Carr, Civil Engineering Manager Brandon Johnson and Project Engineer Tyrell Bradley visited a Nisqually Middle School STEM class. Tyrell also presented at a career fair at Saint Martin’s University last year, where SCJ engineering intern Mallory Dobbs attends school.
“It’s always fun to get out into the schools and interact with students interested in our field,” Jean said. “We place a high value on mentoring and coaching at SCJ, and exposing kids to STEM careers early on increases their familiarity the subjects, boosts their confidence and sets them on track to be the future of our dynamic industry.”