New Mexico Junior College hosted another fantastic Pi Day celebration this year!
Each year, students, instructors, administrators, and community members of the town and surrounding cities gather to partake in the festivities, which include food, contests, art projects, and activities for folks of all ages. This family-friendly event promotes the fun and fascinating side of math.
Hawkes Learning’s Training and Support Specialist Kristen Thompson attended this year, and you can tell by the photos below that she and the hundreds of attendees had a blast!
The event was sponsored by New Mexico Junior College, Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honor Society), the J. F. Maddox Foundation, Tate Branch Auto Group, Hobbs Rotary, La Tienda, U.R.E.N.C.O, Permian Ford, Domino’s, O&S Quick Change, Rebecca Long Farmers Insurance, Big Cheese, Burrell Tucker, Walmart, and Option Inc./Threshold.
For more information, check out the institution’s press release here!
More than 2,000 children, adults, and students attended New Mexico Junior College’s annual Pi Day Fair and Celebration this year! Hundreds of volunteers made the event possible, including NMJC instructors and students; a local motor cycle club; Hobbs Rotary; bridge players from Odessa, Midland, and Carlsbad; about 30 high school students; and even two elementary students. Generous support from local organizations and businesses ensured attendees had plenty of fun activities, prizes, and treats to celebrate Pi Day with a bang.
“Pi Day was SENSATIONAL!” reports the event’s head organizer, Professor of Mathematics Shyla McGill. One of the many reasons the celebration was so sensational is that it connects math to real-world scenarios and so many different subject areas. The day included “lots of fun, lots of science and math, some music and history. The community LOVES Pi day; it was a blast!”
You can tell just from the photos that everyone who attended had fun while learning. Activities included story time, Mobius strip building, a maze in the shape of pi, and calculations involving finding the volume of chocolate bars and crackers and finding the length and time it takes to make a pendulum swing. The Music Department had two booths that included activities on sound waves. The history of the food pie and the number pi was included in the day as well.
Hawkes was honored to be part of this year’s event. Training & Support Specialist Rebecca Craig enjoyed working with the children in the community and showing them how to make Cartesian divers at an activity booth.
Check out the fun in some of the photos below!
The students of Team Pi were ready to volunteer at the day’s fun festivities!
You can’t have Pi Day without pizza pie! Pecan, apple, and peach pies were also served.
Can’t you tell math rocks?
Einstein made a special appearance for his birthday!
Want to see more of the fun? Biology instructor and filmmaker Brittany Gale created a video highlighting the events of the day:
As the spring term comes to a close, we’re reflecting on all the visits and activities we’ve completed over the past few months. Between January 1st and May 5th of this year, more than 51,000 students completed 1,184,577 successful Certifies in our lessons! That’s a lot of math and English content to master. Go, students!
Thank you to the instructors and students who let us spend time with them on their campuses to provide trainings, learn more about their courses, and understand more about their math and English needs. We have fun in and outside of the office, so make sure you check out our photos below!
Riverland Community College was a fun visit!
Professors at North Iowa Area Community College strike the Hawkes Pose.
Visiting schools in Minnesota gets chilly, but it’s always beautiful.
Training and Support Specialist Rebecca barely avoided getting attacked by the Idaho State University’s Bengal!
The mountains looking over Idaho State University are breathtaking.
Training and Support Specialist Ashley chats with Russ Potter, an instructor at Idaho State University.
ICTCM had so many prizes and giveaways!
The career fair at College of Charleston got us in contact with many hardworking students in the class of 2016.
We received positive feedback from instructors at this year’s 4 Cs!
College Signing Day is always exciting, and we easily got into the spirit by representing our alma maters.
Everyone involved with this year’s customer appreciation video had a blast during filming. We can’t thank the instructors we work with enough for making every day at work as fun as a party.
Training and Support Specialist met with professors Ming Chan and Angela McNeill at Northeastern Technical College in Cheraw, SC. They always give great insight into how they use the Hawkes system.
Kirkwood’s Emporium is constantly buzzing with student activity and learning.
We always enjoy visiting Kirkwood’s Emporium and seeing students hard at work!
Wow, was AMATYC fun or what? If you attended, then you know the conference was filled with informative sessions, high energy, and great new people to meet and exchange ideas with! New Orleans was the perfect spot to have this amazing conference.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Hawkes Learning booth to learn more about our materials and meet our friendly representatives. Through your feedback, we’ve learned a lot about your course implementation ideas and wants and needs for materials. Check out our photos of the wonderful time we had below.
Jen enjoyed talking with instructors about our courseware offerings.
Our new friend Kim was kind enough to take a photo with Cade. We were drinking in all the fun at AMATYC.
Kate laughs it up with an instructor. I wonder what story this instructor was telling Kate. Looks like it was a good one!
Our team at AMATYC in our limited-edition AMATYC T-shirts.
The best math courseware for your class is within arm’s reach with Jen!
Sara and Jen pose for a picture quickly before meeting with more interested instructors.
Did you stop by our booth at AMATYC?
Thanks to all those who stopped by to learn more about Hawkes!
We had a photo booth set up so attendees could dress up with hats, boas, glasses, and other props to celebrate their good time!
The busy grand opening made for one packed exhibit hall! The first lucky few received a Hawkes T-shirt.
We’re keeping busy at Hawkes, and we know you are too! In the midst of all the classes, lesson plans, grading, meetings, and those small windows that give you a few minutes to grab a quick bite before running to the next class, you’ve taken the time to share your valuable input via phone calls and in-person meetings, stop by our exhibit booth at conferences, and meet online with us to discuss your goals for the next term. As Halloween approaches, we’d like to say it’s been a treat working with you. Check out a few of our photos of the fall adventures below!
Our Training and Support Specialists and Courseware Specialists love being out on the road and meeting with instructors as the fall term begins! Our teams are dedicated to providing support to instructors and their students using Hawkes. We’re lucky to be able to see many instructors face-to-face and hear about their implementation stories, as well as see the courseware in action as students log in for the first time! Check out some of the photos from our travels below.
Kelsey is happy to see Kirkwood over the weekend.
Our friends at Kirkwood were at the Iowa State Fair!
Kristin captured some of the beauty at Baylor with this photo.
Kristin had to snap one last photo of Baylor before setting off again!
We’re all smiles because we love visiting our friends at Wake Tech!
Betsy got a fun history lesson and learned this was the old Marshall College logo before the school gained university status in 1961.
We enjoyed spending time with instructors at Marshall!
TSRs Tiffany and Alex enjoyed spending some time in Baltimore after a fun visit to Carroll Community College.
Emily enjoyed seeing the impressive MTLC!
We’re excited to see students enrolling in their Hawkes courses at the University of Alabama’s MTLC.
Inspiring words outside of Murray State’s building: “The whole world here unlocks the experience of the past.”
The impressive columns flanking the walkway leading students into Murray State University.
Our founder and Clemson alumni enjoyed visiting Clemson’s career fair!
Calling all math lovers! We had some fun in Oxford, MS.