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en-usPenn State University Relationsnews@psu.edu (Penn State News)Sustainability by the numbers
http://news.psu.edu/story/291175/2013/10/11/academics/sustainability-numbers
Professor John Roe and undergraduate research assistant Kaley Weinstein, are preparing a series of sustainability-related problems for a new general education course in mathematics. Their target audience: the student who is not going into science, mathematics or engineering.
http://news.psu.edu/story/291175/2013/10/11/academics/sustainability-numbersFri, 11 Oct 2013 15:24 -0400Penn State mathematics places high in national rankings
http://news.psu.edu/story/163059/2010/11/05/penn-state-mathematics-places-high-national-rankings
Penn State's Department of Mathematics is one of the most productive in the United States, according to a multi-year study released by the National Research Council.
http://news.psu.edu/story/163059/2010/11/05/penn-state-mathematics-places-high-national-rankingsFri, 05 Nov 2010 13:45 -0400Mathematics of Money is New Course at Penn State
http://news.psu.edu/story/168881/2010/03/29/mathematics-money-new-course-penn-state
Penn State University's Department of Mathematics is offering a new course, titled "The Mathematics of Money," which will allow students to learn mathematical techniques in the context of life's financial decisions, such as those involving interest, annuities, investments, retirement plans, taxes, credit cards, and mortgages. The course is being offered at University Park for the first time during the spring 2010 semester. It is intended for students in non-technical majors who need credit in mathematics to meet the University's general-education requirements. Registration for the course, Math 034, is now open for Fall 2010 via the ELION system. More information is online at http://www.science.psu.edu/news-and-events/2010-news/Roe3-2010.
"This course is important because it teaches students how to understand and use mathematical formulas to solve financial problems," said Cheryl Hile, a lecturer in the Department of Mathematics. "The goal is to help students develop the knowledge and skills needed to make sound financial decisions."
http://news.psu.edu/story/168881/2010/03/29/mathematics-money-new-course-penn-stateMon, 29 Mar 2010 11:41 -0400