Examples of Exciting and Important Things People with Math Degrees Do

Carlos Castillo-Chavez - Take the Bus and Die

John Friedlander and Henryk Iwaniec - Primes Can Be Found in Surprising Places

Carolyn Gordon, David Webb, and Scott Wolpert
 - You Can't Always Hear the Shape of a Drum

Gerry Hahn - Never a Dull Day: The Life of an Industrial Statistician

Michael Hudgens - HIV Vaccine Testing

Trachette Jackson and Patrick Nelson
- Modeling Anit-Cancer Drug Therapy and Drug Therapy for HIV

Lauren Ancel Meyers - Predicting the Path of Infectious Diseases An interview. Applications to distributing flu vaccine.

Charles Radin - Bathroom Tiling to Drive You Mad (Pictures)

Donald Saari - Is Voting Really Fair?

Mary Wheeler - Using Math to Preserve the Environment

For more career profiles of people with math degrees, see the Career Profiles page of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA).

For math in current media, see Math in the Media a monthly magazine from the American Mathematical Society (AMS).

For more articles on math in a variety of applications, see the Why Do Math website, from the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). Check out the Active Nodes and the Reading Room. Also see the SIAM brochure "Careers in Math," at http://www.siam.org/careers/thinking.php.