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December 13, 2008 / or4green

Environmental Mathematics at the Joint Mathematics Meetings

There will be an Environmental Mathematics session at the 2009 Joint Mathematics Meetings held in Washington, DC from January 5-8. It is being organized by the MAA’s special interest group on that topic, which was mentioned in this earlier post. Here is a rundown of the session (via the conference site):

Monday January 5, 2009, 2:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
MAA Session on Environmental Mathematics
Organizers: Karen Bolinger, Clarion University; Ben A. Fusaro, Florida State University

– A Curriculum Module for Modeling Bioaccumulation, Biomagnification, and Elimination of Toxins. Frederick A. Adkins, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
– Starting in your own Backyard: Looking at Local Environmental Risks in a Mathematical Modeling Class. Jennifer A Gorman, Gannon University
– Teaching Applied Calculus through Environmental Modeling. Rachel M Dunwell, Rhodes College; Christopher W Seaton, Rhodes College
– Quantitative and Citizen Literacy through Key Environmental Issues of our time. Harel Barzilai, Salisbury University
– Weatherquakes, Earthquakes, Mathematics and Climate Change. Martin E. Walter, University of Colorado, Boulder
– Modelphobia – How does it arise; what can we do about it? Ben Fusaro, Florida State University

Not OR-specific, but undoubtedly some overlap, particularly with regard to modeling. And the “backyard” one sounds like it is in the same spirit as “doing OR where you are” discussed on this site before. Abstracts are available by clicking on the talk titles on this page. Unfortunately this session runs at about the same time as the only specifically OR session at the meetings: “Operations Research in the Undergraduate Classroom”.

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