LSU Math student teams shine at MAA competition

2013 MAA Teams
Top row, left to right: Professor George Cochran, Jeremy Tillay, Paxton Turner, Nathan Bush, and Andrew Elias. Bottom row: Tyler Wales, Avery St. Dizier, Bruno Beltran, and Steven Li.

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,

The first-place team consisted of Nathan Bush, Andrew Elias, Jeremy Tillay and Paxton Turner.  The second-place team consisted of Bruno Beltran, Avery St. Dizier, Steven Li and Tyler Wales.  The trip was funded by the LSU NSF-VIGRE grant.