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Annual Math Competitions

The William-Lowell Putnam Competition

William Lowell Putnam
William Lowell Putnam

Considered by many to be the most prestigious university-level mathematics examination in the world, the Putnam Competition matches undergraduate college students from the United States and Canada against one another, awarding scholarships and signicant cash prizes for high scores.

The competition typically takes place on the first Saturday in December, and consists of two three-hour sittings separated by a lunch break. The test is supervised by faculty members at the participating schools (so students don't have to drive anywhere). Each student attempts to solve twelve problems, whose solutions typically involve only basic knowledge of college mathematics but require extensive creative thinking.

More information can be found at the Putnam Competition website. Interested students interested should contact Paul Oser (poser3@emory.edu).

The Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Competition

Historically a "preliiminary contest" to the annual national William Lowell Putnam Mathematics Competition described above, this competition takes place each fall (typically around late October) and involves colleges and universities throughout the eastern United States. Like the Putname exam, this competition is also conducted at participating institutions and awards substantial cash prizes to eligible participants earning top scores.

More information can be found at the VTRMC website. Interested students should contact Paul Oser (poser3@emory.edu).