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Write and Respond 2 Reflection

When I signed up for Mathematics for Sustainability, I thought I was enrolling in a course that looked at sustainability themes from a mathematical perspective. In addition to learning new ways to solve problems and tackle unknown material, I had … Continue reading

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Paul Hawken at State Theater

On Tuesday, November 14th I attended a talk by Paul Hawken. He was speaking about his novel Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. Hawken explained that the term Drawdown refers to bringing down greenhouse gas … Continue reading

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In the News: The “100-year-flood” is soon to occur every 5 years

One of the most frequently talked about environmental issues is climate change. At this point in the discussion, the concern isn’t about if climate change is happening, but how quickly, and what will be the extent of its effects. Climate … Continue reading

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Wasted Energy from Household Electronic Devices

In a tech savvy world where electronics are part of nearly every aspect of modern life, society has become increasing energy-conscious when it comes to powering off to conserve as much energy as possible. But what if people learned that … Continue reading

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In the News: The Sweeping Effects of Wildfires on Reservoirs

In the news people witness how wildfires in the west can blaze across terrain, destroying ecosystems, burning homes, tarnishing communities, and keeping firefighters busy at work. All of these effects are evident just by a simple glance, but what many … Continue reading

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Math Test: Molly Mordan

\(x^3 – 3x^2 – 10x = 0\) \((1 + r)^n\) \((5.7 \times 10^{-8}) \times (1.6 \times 10^{12}) = 9.12 \times 10^4\) \( \pi L(1 – \alpha) R^2 = 4 \pi \sigma T^4R^2\) \[12km \times \frac{ .6 \text{mile}}{1\text{km}} \approx 7.2 \text{mile}\] … Continue reading

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Molly Mordan’s Intro Post

Hi, my name is Molly Mordan and I am from Bethesda, Maryland. I am a freshman nursing major at Penn State. I decided to take this class because I need to fulfill a math credit and I wanted a unique … Continue reading

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