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This Saturday, March 14, otherwise denoted as 3.14, the mathematically minded people of the world will celebrate Pi Day, in honor of the famously irrational number calculated by dividing the circumference of a circle by its diameter: 3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971... (the digits never end or repeat in any known way).

DiscoverE Girl Day logo

As an educator, I feel that it is important to help young people develop an understanding and appreciation of science and technology. It is also important that all students should be introduced to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers. Yet the U.S. Census Bureau reports that women remain underrepresented in STEM fields, particularly in computer science and engineering occupations. If we are to increase the number of women in STEM fields then we should make sure that girls are given ample opportunities to explore science and technology.

Gaming the Supercomputer System

Greg Harmon, of Dragonfly Capital, recently opened an investment blog post with an angle that caught my eye:

“Looking for that gift for the nerd that has everything? Well how about a supercomputer? These babies have the power of 50 million laptops. That should get them an edge playing Xbox against their friends.”

Harmon made a quick pivot and went on to pitch giving “the thrill of supercomputing” by making presents of supercomputer stock from companies, such as Cray.

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