Gain a Real-World Perspective of Mathematics and Design a Nanosatellite this Summer at Pace
This course explores selected real-world mathematics that uses hands-on experiential learning to help students see mathematics from a different and new perspective. Students will explore real-world instances of data misuse with focus on biased surveys, misleading visualizations, and the misuse of personal information. Moreover, students will analyze and critically evaluate the presented information. Emphasis will be placed on understanding how biases can be derived (accidentally or on purpose) through the collection process, sampling methods, as well as result interpretation.
Secondly, students will work on a satellite project with Pace University faculty. Student will learn about the math, physics, statistics, probability, and engineering needed to design a cube satellite mission. As a final project, a team of students will design a cube satellite space mission. If chosen, the team project mission design may be used as part of Pace University’s First Submission to the University Nanosatellite Program, a nationally recognized program that selects 10 university cube satellite mission designs for a chance to operate a successful nanosatellite mission to space.