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W.L. Putnam Competition

The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition is perhaps the best known college-level mathematics contest in the world. Each year more than 4,000 students from nearly 600 colleges and universities spend the first Saturday in December enjoying original mathematical challenges. For a number of years UMass Boston students have participated in "The Putnam", both individually and as team members. Recently our team has enjoyed substantial successes, with rankings of 21st in 2011, 22nd in 2015, and 24th in 2014.

Each fall semester Professor Catalin Zara convenes and leads a student group focusing on the enjoyment, challenges and strategies of mathematics problem solving, with the aim of participation in the Putnam Competition. This is an exciting opportunity to further your mathematical experience, collaborate with other students, and reap benefits that will remain long after the Competition takes place. Please contact Professor Zara if you are interested in participating in the Putnam and in joining the problem-solving student group.
[Individual Results] [Team Results]

Top 10 Student Ranks - Last 10 Years

Student Rank Year Score
Inaba, Sho 135.0 / 4275 2015 32.0
Rosenberg, Joshua 201.5 / 3627 2008 40.0
Rosenberg, Joshua 210.0 / 4440 2011 23.0
Martin-Hagemeyer, Rory 260.5 / 4320 2014 32.0
Liu, Tianmou 365.0 / 4113 2013 28.0
Rosenberg, Joshua 383.0 / 4296 2010 38.0
Inaba, Sho 408.5 / 4164 2016 30.0
Zeng, Yuting 459.5 / 4440 2011 13.0
Luckzkow, Vincent 490.0 / 4320 2014 27.0
Haines, Kimberley 504.5 / 4275 2015 12.0
Inaba, Sho 504.5 / 4320 2014 25.0
 

Top 10 Student Ranks - All Time

Student Rank Year Score
Mason, Paul 62.5 / 2138 1977 57.0
Knill, Emanuel 107.0 / 2055 1983 39.0
Mason, Paul 128.5 / 2203 1975 38.0
Inaba, Sho 135.0 / 4275 2015 32.0
Gounas, John 161.5 / 2043 1981 17.0
Rosenberg, Joshua 201.5 / 3627 2008 40.0
Rosenberg, Joshua 210.0 / 4440 2011 23.0
Mason, Paul 257.0 / 1681 1972 17.0
Martin-Hagemeyer, Rory 260.5 / 4320 2014 32.0
Mason, Paul 308.5 / 2053 1973 25.0

Top 5 Team Ranks - Last 10 Years

Rank Year Sum Rank1 Rank2 Rank3
21.0 2011 1461.5 210.0 459.5 792.0
22.0 2015 1144 135.0 504.5 504.5
24.0 2014 1255 260.5 490.0 504.5
57.0 2013 2615 365.0 926.0 1324.0
63.0 2010 2817 383.0 764.5 1669.5
 

Top 5 Team Ranks - All Time

Rank Year Sum Rank1 Rank2 Rank3
21.0 2011 1461.5 210.0 459.5 792.0
22.0 2015 1144 135.0 504.5 504.5
24.0 2014 1255 260.5 490.0 504.5
57.0 2013 2615 365.0 926.0 1324.0
63.0 2010 2817 383.0 764.5 1669.5


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