Saturday, Mar 1, 2008 MSU student team wins MAA competition

MSU math team again comes through when it counts. For the second consecutive year, a Mississippi State student team is the winner of a regional mathematics competition. The four-person group of university upperclassmen took first-place honors in a student challenge that was part of the Mathematical Association of America, Louisiana/Mississippi Section's 2008 meeting in Lake Charles, La. All mathematics majors, the winning MSU team included seniors Kenneth H. "Kenny" Brown of Saltillo, Brian L. Schilling of River Ridge, La., and Adam C. Wilkerson of Tupelo, along with junior Ryan M. Causey of Wesson.

Schilling also is double-major in aerospace engineering. They scored 133 out of 150 possible points against some 35 teams from the two-state region. A second MSU team finished 10th in the annual challenge. That group included seniors Zachary H. "Zach" Bugg of Horn Lake, Wing-Sum "Sam" Au of Starkville and Edward H. "Jed" Leggett of Purvis, as well as sophomore Noura L. Howell of Cary, N.C. Au and Howell are mathematics majors, while Bugg is double majoring in civil engineering. Leggett is a physics and philosophy double-major.

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