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Mathematical Biology

 Math and biology professor Frederick Adler and math doctoral student Chris Remien have developed an equation to help gauge aid for Tylenol overdose patients. Read the full article here.

BYU MATHLETES

 
What if we treated star students like star athletes? That's the question that motivated this video about Sam Dittmer, Hyrum Golze, and Robert Yang– three of BYU's top mathletes. See the video here

Mathematic Sculpturing

 

Erik, a math prodigy who was honored in Popular Science's second annual Brilliant 10, and his father Martin, an artist who was drawn into math through his son, built the piece by starting with a three-dimensional hexagon they folded from paper. They then inputted the shape into a computer and virtually erased all of the paper, so that only the creases remained. To read the full article click here 

 

Screwy Symmetry


New mathematical discoveries have made it possible to transform a clockwise helix into a counterclockwise one, or vice versa. To read the full article click here.

Use Your Brain to Overcome... Your Brain?


Using brain-imaging technology, University of Chicago scientists have discovered new information on how some students are able to overcome their fears and succeed in math. Read the full article here

Math = Power

Scientists have discovered that by altering the shape of the surface area of each particle where it presses against the next, it is possible to change how the energy moves. While this finding is yet to be demonstrated experimentally, Sen said that "mathematically, it's correct. We have proven it."

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New Career Added: Psychometrician

When Will I Use Math continuously frequently adds new careers to the site. The most recent is Psychometrician that makes up to $200,000 a year.

Psychometrics refers to the measurement of an individual's psychological attributes, including the knowledge, skills, and abilities a professional might need to work in a particular job or profession. Also, psychometricians write exams such as the MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, SAT, ACT, and Advance Placement test.

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FEAR

One of our users, shaider, has posted on how math is used to model fear. Check out his post here.

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The most common question students ask math teachers at every level is “When will I use math?” WeUseMath.org is a non-profit website that helps to answer this question. This website describes the importance of mathematics and many rewarding career opportunities available to students who study mathematics.


 

$126,000/yr
Physician
$187,199/yr
Cryptanalyst
$137,780/yr
Actuary
$160,000/yr
Attorney
$187,199/yr
$98,380/yr
$105,581/yr
$105,610/yr
$102,280/yr
$82,000/yr

Figures represent salary potential.

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May

Dr. Cary Oberije, a postdoctoral researcher in The Netherlands, has found that mathematical models can be used to accurately predict patients' responses to treatment. Prediction models were used to analyze lung cancer patients' likelihood of survival and...

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