UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
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.
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.
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 February 6-10, the team participated in the 2014 Mathematical Contest in Modeling administered by COMAP (Consortium of Mathematics and Its Applications). They earned the designation: Meritorious Winner, placing them in the top 10% of all participants. The internet-based competition involved 6755 teams from eighteen countries. The UWRF team developed a mathematical model to solve the Problem B challenge, "College Coaching Legends," which asked competitors to develop metrics that would determine the best coach in a variety of college sports.
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.