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Celebrating the Intersection Between the Mathematical & Biomedical Sciences

Happy Pi Day 2018!

Even though NIH is not hosting a formal Pi Day event this year, we hope you enjoy celebrating Pi (and maybe some pie!) and quantitative science. We hope to see you again in 2019.

Pi Day is an annual celebration of the irrational number Pi, 3.14..., on March 14. On Pi Day and every day, NIH recognizes the importance of building a diverse biomedical workforce with the quantitative skills required to tackle future challenges.

NIH invites you to participate in our third annual celebration of Pi Day, on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, with a day of events and activities celebrating the intersection between the quantitative and biomedical sciences. If you are not able to join us in person, you can still view many of the day's events live on NIH Videocast. Join us on Twitter as well, using #nih_piday.


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Data Science Distinguished Seminar Series

Come join us for "Mathematics of Biomedical Data Science," a lecture by Bonnie Berger.

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PiCo Lightning Talks

Quickly find out what your fellow researchers are doing through very short (pico-scale) talks on Pi day.

3 slides. 1 idea. 4 minutes.
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Mingle with your fellow researchers in this networking event, complete with posters and demos, food, and of course, pie.

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Get hands-on experience using Python and GitHub to make your research more open and reproducible.

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Pi Day Scholars Event

Local area high school students and their teachers can join the fun as well.

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Tours of the Data Center

See where your data are housed and your computations are done.


10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Data Center Tours, Building 12A, Room 1100

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

PiCo Lightning Talks, Masur Auditorium, Building 10 and NIH Videocast

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Poster/Demo Session and Networking, FAES Terrace, Building 10

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Data Science Distinguished Seminar Series, Masur Auditorium, Building 10 and NIH Videocast

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Research Reproducibility Workshop, NIH Library Training Room, Building 10


NIH Pi Day is a joint effort of multiple ICs and the NIH Office of the Director, including the National Institutes of Health Library and the Office of Intramural Research, and the former Office of the Associate Director for Data Science. Additional support is provided by the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES) and the NIH Bioinformatics Special Interest Group. Members of the Pi Day Organizing Committee include:

  • Esther Asaki, CIT
  • Carla Easter, NHGRI
  • Lisa Federer, NIH Library
  • Kelly Lawhead, NCI
  • Jacqueline Roberts, OD
  • Tonya Scott, OD
  • Eric Stahlberg, NCI

For all events, sign language interpreters can be provided. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact Jacqueline Roberts,, 301-594-6747, or the Federal Relay, 800-877-8339.