An ancient Greek wine cup, dated all the way back to the 5th century, B.C., depicts one of the earliest images of the act of voting. Greek chieftains are shown choosing between heroes Ajax and Odysseus to claim the armor of the fallen Achilles during the Trojan War. To settle the decision, they vote.
March 25 marks Greek Independence Day, when Greeks celebrate gaining freedom from the Ottoman Empire in the 19th century. Greek Independence Day is observed in both Greece and America with parades and celebrations. It has also become an opportunity to reflect on the influence the two countries have had on each other over the centuries.
For an immersive experience featuring the latest in international cetacean research, check out Whales: Giants of the Deep, which runs March 19 through September 5, 2016 at the San Diego National History Museum. Developed and presented by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, the new exhibition is interesting and educational for both children and adults.
Math lovers and pie lovers alike will find reasons to celebrate Pi Day on Monday when the calendar reads 3/14. Pi Day celebrates Pi, the infinite and irrational ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Here are some fun facts about Pi that you may not have learned in geometry.
Are you graduating from high school this year and interested in studying science, technology, engineering, or math? The Archimedes Award is a scholarship for graduating high school seniors of Hellenic heritage who plan to study STEM subjects in college during the 2016-2017 school year.