Engineering students raise money for the Janeway on Pi-Day
This year on Pi-Day, undergraduate engineering students raised more than $1,000 in support of the Janeway’s Children Hospital Foundation. The annual “pi-throw” fundraiser takes place on March 14 because the month-day designation corresponds to the number 3.14, which is “pi” – the ration of the circle’s circumference to its diameter. Myfanwy Price is the president of Engineering Undergraduate Student Society B and is thrilled with the success of this year’s Pi-Day fundraiser.
“We are pleased with the amount raised and we’re happy that we attracted media attention, which will likely further the success in years to come,” she said.
The annual pi-throw fundraiser, which originated with several engineering student societies from Western Canadian universities, is organized and executed by student volunteers. Participants pay $10 to send a whipped pie to a friend or co-worker and the recipient can take the pie in the face for free or re-direct the pie for $15. Recipients can also choose to purchase the pie for $20. This is the ninth year that undergraduate student from Memorial University’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science have participated in this event.