The Department of Defense is offering $45 million in SMART scholarships to students who plan to pursue math and science studies.
For information on the grants, click here.
"We see the numbers when we’re looking at scores and measurements, " says Dr. Edward Burger of Williams College, "but math is all around us, wherever there’s motion, wherever there’s quantities."
Take a look at this video from NBC Learn about the math, from simple arithmetic to calculus, involved in sport.
As reported in the Des Moines Register, "Jobs in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) are growing at four times the rate of other career sectors."
For that reason, parents can do a lot to help their kids recognize the value of studying these subjects and prepare for careers in these fields. This column provides a number of suggestions for helping children fall in love with the sciences.
A group of researchers from BYU believes so.
Professor Michael Goodrich and his group of graduate student researchers have formulated algorithms that could aid rescue teams in narrowing down possible locations of lost hikers.
"A lot of search and rescue has a fairly mathematical component, " said Professor Goodrich.
Read this article from Provo, Utah’s Daily Herald.