Have you ever looked at an intricate machine and wondered how in the world someone could possibly build something that complicated? It’s no surprise that the answer to this question is usually mathematical expertise. Mathematical equations are the foundation of even the most complex designs, like robotics, for example. Thirty years ago, building robots may not have been a realistic career path for many people. However, robots are now integrated into our society in more ways than many people realize. A robot is no longer the fictional humanoid creature that we used to see in movies or on TV. Robotics can be found anywhere from autonomously vacuuming the floors of our homes to performing life-saving surgeries in hospitals.

The robot operations industry has endless opportunities for creating life-changing machines, and they’re hiring! If you’re interested in pursuing a career in designing or building these intricate machines, a degree in mathematics is one of the best paths you can take. Robotics involves every kind of math you can think of. Let’s use the robotic vacuum as an example:

  • Differential equations allow the robot to move about our homes.
  • Calculus and statistics tell the robot where it needs to go.
  • Want the vacuum to have artificial intelligence? Linear algebra makes this happen. 

A mathematics degree doesn’t only help you land cool jobs—understanding math on a deeper level prepares your brain for complex problem solving. It shapes your brain to perceive the world on a new level. Having advanced mathematical skills allows you to build and create practically anything, even a robot. At VeraRosa Higher-Learning Scholarship, we have the resources to start students on these pathways at a young age. Contact us to learn more about how we help students of all backgrounds achieve success in life with STEM-based education!