Can Math Save the World?

 

A new world-wide initiative, Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013, will tackle global issues such as natural disasters and sustainability. Mathematicians will dedicate the year 2013 to researching and finding solutions for problems plaguing our world. Another major objective of the project is to inform the public of the relevance of math in modern calamities. Read more about MPE2013 here. Check the website for upcoming events and discoveries. The United States launch of this initiative is this week at the Joint Math Meeting in San Diego, California.

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
Actuary
$160,000/yr
Attorney
$187,199/yr
Cryptanalyst
$137,780/yr
$126,000/yr
$180,000/yr
$139,670/yr
$102,250/yr
Geographer
$102,440/yr
$100,000/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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