Call it a declaration of fashion, call it trendsetting for a calculator-loving demographic, this year, pi is weaving its way into the fibers of the Salt Lake County Fair.
West Jordan High School math students are doubling as fashion designers in their "Pi-Dye T-Shirt Shop" at the fair Aug. 17-20.
Think statements like "I heart Pi" and an image of a black-and-white pi (i.e. cow-pi). The five designs are contest winners from the high school that is getting creative to raise money.
Designers Jaleh Afshar, Benjamin Craven, Kimbria Petersen, Trevor Porter, and Chandra Young are hoping that summer's heat waves will make people think light-weight cotton.
The designers would love for people to give their own designs an individual eye because the respective designer with the hottest shirt will pocket $50.
It isn't about individual winners, however. The overall goal is 500, and the designers are making the real winner the place that started it all: the math department. The shirts are $10, with $5 going back to the West Jordan High School math program. That top-selling shirt wins placement on the www.pidye.com for the calender year.
For those that can't make it to the county's party this year and would still like to support the math students in their designing efforts, all five designs are available online for a limited time.