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Partial differential equations (PDEs) dominate mathematical models given their effectiveness and accuracy at modeling the physical realities which govern the world. Though we have these powerful tools, analytic solutions can only be found in the simplest of cases due to the complexity of PDE models. Thus, efficient and accurate computational methods are needed to approximate solutions to PDE models. One class of these methods are finite element methods which can be used domain to provide close approximations to the PDE model in a finite domain. In this presentation, we discuss the use of a Discontinuous Galerkin (DG) Finite Element Methods to solve parabolic interface problems, the intuitive geometric view of the theory which ensures the best approximation, and further applications of this method which are prevalent in science and engineering.