Prestigious Putnam Exam

Dec2009218Students in our Department participated on the 70th William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition held in December of 2009. Putnam Mathematical Competition is prestigious mathematical competition for undergraduates that has been organized for around seventy years under the sponsorship of Mathematical Association of America. Students compete individually and individual scores of three selected students are counted as a team score. Problems on the competition are very challenging and mostly proof oriented, thus, scoring even some points is a success. This year was no different.

Coordinator: Dr. Goran Lesaja

The results of Putnam competition have arrived. I am pleased to announce that this has been by far our most successful competition since we started participating a decade ago. Previous best score was 10 points by one student. The students who scored are:

  • Anh Tran 19 points
  • Goel Tushar 10 points
  • Nathan Farmer 8 points

The results are even more significant given the fact that Anh and Goel are freshmen so we can hope for continuing success and even better results in the future. We also hope that this success will motivate more students to participate at the competition and even more importantly to study math and discover its beauty and power. Congratulations on their success.

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