  Chemical engineers Description: Design chemical plant equipment and devise processes for manufacturing chemicals and products, such as gasoline, synthetic rubber, plastics, detergents, cement, paper, and pulp, by applying principles and technology of chemistry, physics, and engineering.Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition at http://www.bls.gov/OCO/Complete Job Profile: http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos027.htmSalary: \$50,001 or more per yearComments:I am an Analytical chemist at a biopharmaceutical company. I use it to calculate concentrations for buffers and sample preparation. I use it to calculate the kinetic energy and heat imparted to drug components during formulation to determine the effects of heat inactivation based on different rotational speeds. I use to process data. But most importantly, I use it to when devising investment schemes to make a profit off the money I set aside for a future retirement to have a seven figure 401K and savings/stocks. Explain that to your students. Or they can be ignorant and calculate how much time they can take off their sentence by good behavior. Math is important to everyone. It is the very foundation of all true science!

There are 59 math topics Chemical engineers need to know. Basic Math / Algebra Fractions Decimals Ratio and Proportion Percent Customary Measurement Metric Measurement Measurement Conversion Basic Probability Basic Statistics Statistical Graphing Powers and Roots Other Number Bases Negative Numbers Scientific Notation Basic Problem Solving First-Year Algebra Using Formulas Linear Equations Operations with Polynomials Factoring Polynomials Rational Expressions Coordinate Graphing 2D Linear Systems Quadratic Equations Algebraic Representation Geometry Basic Terminology Angle Measurement Similarity Geometric Mean Pythagorean Theorem Right Triangle Trigonometry Circles Constructions Area Volume Transformations Make/Use 3D Drawings Second-Year Algebra / Trigonometry Functions Variation Polynomial Equations Logarithms Matrices Coordinate Graphing 3D Advanced Statistics Trigonometric/Circular Functions Graphs of Trigonometric Functions Trigonometric Identities Trigonometric Equations/Inverses Polar Coordinates/Graphs Vectors Other Topics Calculus and Higher Math Basic Calculator Use Scientific Calculator Use Computer Use Computer Programming Group Problem Solving Mental Math Inductive/Deductive Reasoning Math Communications Mathematical Modeling   