Happy Pi Day!

Happy *NEW SCIENCE* Friday!

 I'm irrationally happy it's pi day

Whether you celebrate Pi Day by making pies, throwing pies, or reciting the digits of pi till you're blue in the face, it's a great day for mathematicians and math lovers alike. 
Pi day, which takes place on March 14th aka 3.14, recognizes the importance of one of the oldest and most recognized mathematical constants, pi. Pi is the ratio between the circumference of a circle and its diameter. So, show off your sense of pi pride with some of our pi-themed art, jewelry, and cards. You know you want to! 
P.S. Can't wait for next year's pi day? You don't have to! Some other variations of pi day take place on...
  • April 5: By this day, 3.14 months of the year have passed.
  • July 22: When written in the day/month format (22/7) this day corresponds to the fraction (22/7) that pi is usually depicted as.
  • November 10: The 314th day of the year (November 9 in leap years).

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July 3 First Sunday Arts Festival, Annapolis, MD

Meet Chrystelle L. Vilfranc PhD

From Chrystelle:
"3/01/21… It’s my Defense-aversary (anniversary of my successful thesis defense) 🥳😪

While I am proud of myself for getting PhinisheD, I’m still working through the disappointment of how I sacrificed my mental health safety and my physical health. I could convince myself that I needed to push through for the good of completing the work or not wanting folks to use my time off or lack of productivity against me. I’m dramatic, but I’m not being dramatic when I say, I could have lost my life. Yet, it was more important to me, especially as a BLACK woman to still show up and find a way to do the work despite any mental and physical health crises or episodes. I managed to survive a poor work environment without the proper internal support, just to let someone know it’s not worth it.

I promised myself that I will never work in an environment or surround myself with folks who devalue my life or my work ever again. While I’m still healing DAILY through my grad school trauma, I can thankfully say that my current position is not adding salt to any of my wounds. So far the only real tears I’ve cried here, are the moments when I reflect on how this position is helping me keep that promise to myself. I’m doing better by myself and that’s what I’m most proud of one year later.

I want to use my experiences to 1.) work to stop the bs that is allowed in academia that is often dismissed as “the culture,” 2.) advise and support students on how to avoid harmful spaces during their training experiences, and 3.) help students who might be stuck in the thick of the harm, find a way out of it and a better place to thrive.

They gone truly regret giving me them letters ☺️."
Chrystelle's Instagram: @drchrysvilfranc