UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

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 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.   

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.

 

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Contact Information

 

Professor Robert Coffman, Chair
Department of Mathematics
207 North Hall
Mail: 410 S. Third Street
River Falls, WI 54022-5001
715-425-3326
Fax: 715-425-32O3
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