Math that can save lives

 In a disaster, having the right warnings can help to prepare people and save lives.

Mathematicians in Australia have created models that can help locate the best places for positioning buoys that can warn the maximum number of people of coming tsunamis.

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.


 

Actuary
$160,000/yr
Cryptanalyst
$137,780/yr
$126,000/yr
Attorney
$187,199/yr
Physician
$187,199/yr
$180,000/yr
Architect
$119,500/yr
Geologist
$160,910/yr
Hydrologist
$112,490/yr
$128,330/yr

Figures represent salary potential.

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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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