Is Geometry Useful?
David Eppstein, Computer Science Professor at the University of CaliforniaIrvine, coordinates the interesting web site Geometry in Action. As David explains, the web site explores instances when "ideas from discrete and computational geometry (meaning mainly lowdimensional Euclidean geometry) meet some real world applications."
Each application is briefly described plus raises some related geometric questions. The web site is organized by specific application or a significant general technique in geometry.
For example, these categories probably are of interest:
 Geometric references and techniques
 Interpolation and surface reconstruction
 Architecture
 Computer aided design and manufacturing
 Solid modeling and constructive solid geometry
 Computer graphics
 Virtual reality
 Video game programming
 Cartography and geographic information systems
 Biochemical modeling
 Medical imaging
 Astronomy
 Scientific computation
 Robotics and Computer vision
Grasp planning
 Sociology
 Earth sciences
 Timber processing
 Windowing systems
Thanks David....for providing a useful web site for mathematics teachers.
