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FAU Announces Student Winners of National Mathematics Competition

BOCA RATON, FL (May 9, 2007) - The Florida Atlantic University Mathematical Sciences Department, part of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, recently hosted the American Mathematics Competition which is sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America.   Students from Boca Raton Community High School, Donna Klein Jewish Academy, FAU High and Spanish River Community High School participated in the competition.   Two students from New York also participated.

One purpose of the mathematics competition is to help identify those few students with truly exceptional mathematics talent.   The student winners in the FAU sponsored competition were Natania Widensky, Donna Klein Jewish Academy; Uttam Thakore, FAU High; Jesse Salomon, Spanish River High; and Daniel Locke, Boca Raton High.   These students were recently recognized during Math Day on the FAU Boca Raton campus.

For additional information regarding this event and the plans for the 2008 competition, contact Laura Lembeck at llembeck@fau.edu.

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Florida Atlantic University opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serv es 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 nine colleges:  the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Barry Kaye College of Business and the Colleges of  Education, Engineering & Computer Science, and Architecture, Urban & Public Affairs.

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