Putnam Exam results Posted on March 17th, 2005 by

The Putnam Exam is a mathematical problem-solving contest open to all undergraduates in the U.S. and Canada. We took the contest in December, and received the results today. 3,733 students took the contest; over half scored zero. Less than half of the Gusties who took it scored zero, though. Our top scores belonged to Trevor Potter (who took the exam in Budapest; see below) and Matt Engel. Trevor and Matt both scored 12 points out of 120, which placed them in the top 1000 overall. Alex Zupan and John Purdham each scored 10 points, placing them just out of the top 1000. Peter Overholser and Nate Kirton also had positive scores. Combined, we placed 96th out of 411 schools that designated a “team”, only a couple hundred points behind MIT. This was a very hard contest, and all who participated should be congratulated.


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