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Everyday applications of mathematics to be focus of 'Thursdays at the U' presentation

| Linda Tollefsrud and Diane Walkoff

Wufeng Tian

Dr. Wufeng Tian

Dr. Wufeng Tian, assistant professor of mathematics at UW-Eau Claire – Barron County, will provide an overview of how mathematics can be applied to many aspects of everyday life during a community presentation March 12 in Rice Lake.

Tian will present "Application of Mathematics to Daily Life” as part of UW-Eau Claire – Barron County's "Thursdays at the U" series. The talk will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Blue Hills Lecture Hall (Room 234, Ritzinger Hall) on the Rice Lake campus.

He will describe what mathematics can tell us about renewable energy, compound interest and investment strategies, as well as sharing details about his students’ award-winning projects. 

Tian has taught mathematics at UW-Eau Claire – Barron County for the past five years. His research focuses on high order numerical methods for solving partial differential equations, mathematical modeling, numerical methods and fast algorithms for structure and solvation analysis in molecular biology systems.

Attendees are welcome to enjoy their lunch while they listen to the speaker. The Riverside Café, located in the UW-Eau Claire – Barron County Student Center, is open from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Thursday during the academic year.

The series is free and open to the public, thanks to support from the UW-Eau Claire – Barron County Foundation.

For more information about "Thursdays at the U," contact Dr. Linda Tollefsrud, professor emeritus of psychology, UW Colleges, at or 715-788-6216.