Food Poisoning? Not If Math Can Help It…

Smoked salmon is a gourmet favorite, but unfortunately it’s also a big hit with microbial bacteria.

Scientists with the U.S. Department of Agriculture have been busy cooking up a mathematical model to make sure that when people eat salmon, that’s all they’re eating.  Click here to learn more about how math can find the perfect temperature and amounts of smoke and salt to eliminate food poisoning.

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.


 

Physician
$187,199/yr
$126,000/yr
Actuary
$160,000/yr
Attorney
$187,199/yr
Cryptanalyst
$137,780/yr
Animator
$99,830/yr
Mathematician
$152,140/yr
$105,610/yr
Climatologist
$132,130/yr
$119,950/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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