Many young people see the benefit of contributing to solving global issues.
One way to do this is to use your maths skills to approach some of these challenges.
View these articles, which provide an insight into people who are using maths to look for solutions to a range of world problems.
Problem, solved: the many uses of mathematics
Our world is facing some big challenges at the moment and maths and people with maths skills will play an important role in coming up with solutions. This article looks at the crucial role of data and basic maths skills in the areas of conservation and climate change, health, architecture and agriculture.Go to article
Make a difference with maths and conservation
Meet Associate Professor Eve McDonald-Madden (PhD at UQ, grad dip in maths) who analyses data to help protect threatened species.Go to article
Making a difference with data science
Meet Aldo Saavedra who uses his maths skills every day in his unique health science role.Go to article
Probability, statistics and wildlife conservation
Discover how the maths you learn today could be applied to a career in wildlife conservation tomorrow.Go to article
Head in the stars: how maths is used in astronomy
If you’re dreaming of a career in the growing space sector, then maths will be crucial. Find out how maths is used in astronomy.Go to article
The value of data skills in current and future careers
From catching criminals to selling stuff on social media, data skills will give you an edge in the jobs of tomorrow.