David Copeland knows his pi — all the way to 791 decimal places.
He proved it during Missouri S&T’s Pi Day contest in March. For his efforts, he won a Raspberry Pi — a pocket-sized computer — donated by the Missouri S&T Bookstore, gift certificates for dessert from A Slice of Pie, and pizza gift certificates from Chartwells, Papa John’s and Domino’s.
Pi Day, an unofficial holiday that celebrates the irrational number, is held every March 14 because the first three digits of pi (3.14) correspond to the date’s month/day format (3.14).
Watch Copeland, a senior in computer science, and his fellow competitors recite pi.