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FAU Announces Winners of 12th Annual Internet Math Competition

BOCA RATON, FL (February 8, 2008) – Florida Atlantic University and the department of mathematical sciences of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science are pleased to announce the winners of the 12 th Annual Internet Math Competition for the academic year 2007-2008. The competition was open to all high school students in the state of Florida.

Shelly Jin, a junior at Atlantic Community High School in Delray Beach, won first prize, and Frank Rodriguez, a senior from Miami Springs Senior High School, placed second.   Students awarded third prize were Sean Daryan, a junior at Wellington High School in Wellington; Marc Hendel, a senior at Atlantic Community High School; and Francis J. Musella, a junior at American Heritage School in Delray Beach.

The purpose of the competition was to encourage student’s interest in solving mathematical problems of varying difficulty, to challenge their mathematics skills and ingenuity, and to prepare them for the more formal competitions which will take place in the spring and are conducted by the Mathematical Association of America.

For more information, contact Dr. Paul Yiu or Dr. Xiao-Dong Zhang at


Florida Atlantic University opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 26,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses strategically located along 150 miles of Florida's southeastern coastline. Building on its rich tradition as a teaching university, with a world-class faculty, FAU hosts ten colleges:  College of Architecture, Urban & Public Affairs, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science, the Barry Kaye College of Business, the College of  Education, the College of  Engineering & Computer Science, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Graduate College,  the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science.   

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