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.

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.

Team members Roman Alvarado, Emma Cobian and Austin Wilcox, pictured above share their research results as part of the events at the Second Annual Integration Bee. They wrote a paper to address Problem B: How Many Languages? They used differential equations, matrix theory and an analogy to gravitational pull to analyze modern evolution of languages and thus advise a multinational company about where to open new offices. This designation puts them in the top 44% of the 10,670 teams that competed this year. The team also traveled to Madison to present their results at *Research in the Rotunda*.

Team members Lindsey Hiebert and Hannah Luedtke, pictured above, share their research results as part of the events at the the Second Annual Integration Bee. Along with team member, Sara Noble (not pictured) they wrote a paper to address Problem B: How Many Languages? They used ideas about correlation and regression in their linear model to analyze modern evolution of languages and thus advise a multinational company about where to open new offices. This designation puts them in the top 44% of the 10,670 teams that competed this year.

Team members Spencer Morrison and Bailey Pierskalla, pictured above, share their research results as part of the events at the Second Annual Integration Bee. Along with team member, Cavan Maher (not pictured) they wrote a paper to address Problem C: Energy Production. They analyzed energy profiles of four southwestern states in order to inform state governments how best to cooperate in their energy production and usage. They wrote code in Mathematica to implement simple regression, multiple regression and conditional branch methods.

**Mathematics Events**

All students who have not taken college-level courses in math are required to take the Wisconsin Regional Placement Test before registering for a math class.

__Math Department Test Dates:__

Tuesday, September 4

Time & Location TBD

For Math Department testing, we recommend that you sign up to assure the availability of a test.

Test information and a Practice Mathematics Placement Test

To sign up for a Math Placement Test with the UWRF Math Department, contact:

Andrea Scharfbillig

207 North Hall

andrea.scharfbillig@uwrf.edu

715-425-3326

Must sign up to assure the availability of a test.

Test-Outs available for:

Math 146: College Algebra

Math 147: College Algebra/Trigonometry

Math 156: Calculus for Business/Social Science

Math 166: Calculus I

Math 167: Calculus II

Testing is mid semester.

To sign up or for more information, contact:

Andrea Scharfbillig

207 North Hall

andrea.scharfbillig@uwrf.edu

715-425-3326