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Celebrating Pi Day

Pi Day is upon us! It is always held on March 14, since Pi starts with 3.14. The latest video from Professor Marc Chamberland's youtube channel, Tipping Point Math, asks "How Many Digits of Pi are Useful?" With trillions of digits crunched out by supercomputers, one wonders whether these numbers have more utility than wall-papering a room. In the video, five answers are given to the question.

Chemistry Department

As a chemistry student, you’ll enjoy small classes (including introductory chemistry), significant original research experiences in our modern laboratories, wide ranging student-faculty collaboration, varying teaching methods that serve diverse learning styles, and opportunities to teach others through our mentor program.

Tips from Students

Grinnell College gives students a great deal of freedom to build the college experience they want. Patrick Comparin ’12 and Claire Forrest ’13, Grinnellians with disabilities, offer tips for new students on how to get the most out of your years here. 

Don’t Settle

You know what you want and need out of your college experience better than anyone, from day-to-day concerns to experiences like study abroad.