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Contact: Christina Chapple
Date: 4/1/04
 
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SLU STUDENTS WIN MATH PAPER COMPETITION -- Southeastern Louisiana University students Don Elbers, left, a senior computer science major from Mandeville, and Clint Lovell, right, a junior mathematics major from Slidell, were winners in a recent student mathematics paper competition sponsored by the Louisiana-Mississippi section of the Mathematics Association of America. The students wrote and submitted original mathematics papers then gave a presentation at the Louisiana-Mississippi MAA meeting, hosted by Southeastern. Elbers received first place for his “A Distinct Relationship Between a Cubic and Its Tangent Lines.” Lovell’s “A General Characterization of n x n Pythagorean Matrix Triples” was chosen for third place. The students were supervised by Southeastern mathematics professor Tilak deAlwis. A third student, Tim Tassin (not shown), also participated in the competition under the supervision of mathematics professor Ken Li.