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August 4, 2015 / or4green

Carbon Emissions Game Poster at MathFest

I put together a poster about the carbon emissions game I’ve mentioned on this blog before to be shown at MathFest. Thanks to Ben Galluzzo from Shippensburg University for arranging for the poster to be shown without me being able to be there. Ben and Corrine Taylor of Wellesley College are co-chairs of “USE Math”, short for Undergraduate Sustainability Experiences in Mathematics.  Their mission has a lot in common with what I’ve written about on this blog from the OR/MS perspective:

Solid quantitative reasoning skills (logic, mathematics, and statistics) are at the core of understanding and interpreting many sustainability concepts and are required for making sustainability-related decisions.  The USE Math project develops and disseminates classroom-ready activities that engage students in authentic experiences within the context of sustainability.

The carbon game poster is part of USE Math’s poster session “Classroom Activities and Projects within the Context of Environmental Sustainability” to be held Thursday, August 6, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.  See this page (scroll down) for more information.  The full list of poster abstracts is available here (pdf).

If you won’t be at MathFest you can have a look at the poster below.  (Click on the image for a larger version.)  My game co-developer Bob Day and I have a paper in progress about the game. We also may be taking the game on the road in the future, running it at other schools, conferences, etc.  Stay tuned.

Carbon Emissions Game Poster

Carbon Emissions Game Poster

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