Welcome to the Mathematics Department at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls!

Stephen List hosts the Spring 2013 Actuary Panel

At River Falls, our mathematics instruction is dedicated to nurturing and developing students' creative mathematical talents as problem-solvers. The River Falls mathematics faculty has diverse backgrounds and research interests, including combinatorics, differential equations, number theory, functional analysis, mathematics education, numerical analysis, probability, and statistics.

Students who major in mathematics at UWRF follow many satisfying careers.  The UWRF mathematics minor is a excellent choice for students majoring in sciences, social sciences, business and education.

The Mathematics Department is arranged so that many faculty have study spaces directly outside their offices providing an environment of easy accessibility to professors. The department supports a Math Study Room where students work and informally interact with one another, and a Math Help Center which is staffed with upper level students who can provide help and insights to students studying mathematics in their first two years.


Math Modeling Team 2014 - Joe Opseth, Heather Snyder, & Abby Mediger

UWRF Math Modeling Team Meritorious Winners of COMAP 2014 Contest

Team Members Joe Opseth, Heather Snyder, and Abby Mediger pictured above share their research results on Research, Scholarly & Creative Activity Day on campus.  On April 4th, the team participated in the 2014 Mathematical Contest in Modeling administered by COMAP (Consortium of Mathematics and Its Applications). 6755 teams from eighteen countries participated in the contest.  The UWRF team was among the 9% that were awarded the status of Meritorious Winners. They submitted the Problem B challenge titled "College Coaching Legends."  Sports Illustrated was looking for the "best of all-time college coach" male or female, for the past century.  Each team built a mathematical model to choose the best college coach or coaches.  The UWRF team poster can be viewed on a Math Department bulletin board near the department office.



Amanda Marthaler at Research, Scholarly & Creative Activity Day April 17, 2014

Islamic Art and Patterns: Extending Traditional Islamic Art Patterns Using Modular Arithmetic and Fibonacci Sequences

Amanda Marthaler presented her project on Islamic art at the Research, Scholarly, & Creative Activity Day on April 17, 2014.  Her project observes and analyzes the patterns within modular arithmetic and modular generalized Fibonacci sequences, and how they relate to shapes found in Islamic art.



Contact Information


Professor Robert Coffman, Chair
Department of Mathematics
207 North Hall
Mail: 410 S. Third Street
River Falls, WI 54022-5001
Fax: 715-425-32O3