Math for the real world

MTBI students at poster session The students see math in everything. The obesity epidemic. The effects of second-hand smoke. Prison reform. Political ads.
They ask: Can we model these populations? Can we reveal what factors make a difference, and what happens when they change?
And, above all: Can I use math to help solve these problems?
"They are determined to solve an important problem," says Carlos Castillo-Chavez, mathematical biologist at Arizona State University (ASU) and executive director of ... More at http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=138291&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=clickThis is an NSF News item.