Pi Pie Contest

Science SLUG Queen’s Pi-Pie Baked Goods Contest 

Baking for SCIENCE!

March 15th, 2014, 3pm-5pm

Willamette Hall Atrium on the UO Campus.


A Traditional Pie contest with a SLUG twist!  Like to bake?  Like math and science?  Enter your baked creation into the Pi-Pie Baked Goods Contest.  All math and science themed baked goods welcome.  Three categories are avialable:

  • Professional ($25 entry fee)
  • Amateur
  • Kids 

A registration form is available here.  Event day registration is permitted, but we ask that you RSVP if possible so we know how many entries to expect.

Baked Goods can be dropped off any time between 3pm - 5pm on Saturday, March 15th.  Pies will be judged at the Gala.  Prizes will be mailed to the winners.  Drop off is in Willamette Hall on the UO Campus.  Grid G7 on the linked map.

Need Inspiration?

Check out this Pinterest Board of Science and Pi themed baked goods.


Entries will be judged by a panel of Old SLUG Queens and Scientists.  Juding criteria inlcude math/science content and style.  


Prizes include bragging rights and cool stuff to be determined.  Plus you get your picture take with your baked good and Raining SLUG Queen Professor Doctor Mildred Slugwak Dresselhaus.  The winning professional entry will earn the SLUG Queen's official endorsement.


Entries will be auctioned at the Queen's Pi-Pie Gala Ball Extravanza on the evening of March 15th.  Entrants may opt out of the auction.

The Cause

The event will benefit the Science Program to Inspire Creativity and Excellence (SPICE), which is the host.  SPICE provides low/no cost science outreach to children in Lane County, with special emphasis on supporting girls and encouraging low-income and first generation college attending students to pursue education and careers in science.  All funds raised will be used to provide free science outreach activities and scholarships for girls to attend the SPICE summer camps.

The SPICE program formed in 2008 as an educational outreach effort of the Oregon Center for Optics — primarily targets girls, who are underrepresented in the sciences, but its programs, including three concurrent summer camps are also open to boys.  More than 100 are students have attended SPICE camps and thousands of Lane County children have participated in SPICE events like the Fall Science Open House and the UO Science and Invention Fair.

Pi Day

Every March 14 in honor of Pi (the ratio of the diameter of a circle to it’s circumference – approximately 3.14159 . . .), math and science lovers world wide celebrate with pie and zany science hijinks.  This year the Eugene SLUG Queen will be celebrating Pi in slimy fashion by rounding up (Slugs are slow darling, but they always get there) to March 15th.

Both events will be held in the Atrium of Willamette Hall on the UO Campus.  Parking in staff & student lots is permitted after 6pm and on weekends.  We recommend lots 2, 5a, and 12 on Franklin Avenue and along 15th & University streets.  UO Parking map is here.

Contact: Brandy Todd, director, Science Program to Inspire Creativity and Excellence, 541-346-4313, spicescience@uoregon.edu

Press Release: http://oco.uoregon.edu/spice/galapressrelease

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