The LSU math department sent two teams of students to compete in the "Student Team Competition" held at the meeting of the Louisiana/Mississippi Section of the MAA on Friday, March 1, 2013. There were 19 teams from a wide variety of schools in Louisiana and Mississippi at the competition. The LSU teams won both first place (\$100) and second place (\$75) with scores of 131 (out of 150) and 121, respectively.
The LSU MathCircle team at the Harvard MIT Math Tournament achieved marked success on their trip to Boston this President's Day weekend. After placing 2nd in the lower division last year, the eight students from Baton Rouge and New Orleans returned in the upper division to compete against the top 95 teams from around the world.