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Science and the Environment

Numbers that Add Up: Using Math as a Tool to Describe Reality

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Dr. Jorge Rebaza

Dr. Jorge Rebaza is a Professor of Mathematics at Missouri State University.

His specialty is applied mathematics; that is the application of theoretical mathematical tools to real-world problems confronting society. These types of problems range from the time evolution of disease spread to the analysis of word recognition in psychological research. The only requirement is the ability to represent the problem with numbers in some way.

Jorge stops by to discuss his own research, the approach needed to attack a problem and the education programs the math department have set up to assist in the development of new mathematical minds.