Infinia Celebrates Cinco de Math-o

Circling Washington Heights’ cavernous Fort Washington Armory, a parade of middle school mathletes burned off nervous energy with a quick Olympic-style lap, led by Infinia’s own Markus Hutchins. Dangling from the scoreboard was the coveted prize for the most correct answers in the Pi5NY math tournament: a six-foot golden Pi symbol, lovingly dubbed the “Pi-ñata.” 

Minutes later, teams of five divided by grade and school raced against the clock to finish their problem sets, competing against peers from every borough for the Pi. A gaggle of jolly Infinia volunteers helped judge the May 5th event, compensating for their questionable math skills with characteristic enthusiasm and a seemingly endless supply of puns. 

"The tournament is one of the highlights of our year," said Ron Cappello, Infinia's founder and CEO. "As a firm, we're passionate about education and it's a rare pleasure to see the positive impact our work has had on the kids in such a tangible way."

Hosted by the Urban Assembly School for Applied Math and Science, the tournament has grown over seven years from 200 students to nearly 1,000, making it the world’s largest team math competition. Infinia is proud to be a contributor to its success.
Read more about our work with Pi5NY.