Undergraduate Math Contest: The Putnam
The Sixty-Fourth Annual William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition will
be held on Saturday, December 6, 2003,
in Room 126 Wellman at 8am.
To take the Putnam, you should have signed up by October 14, by
signing up online
. You may also send e-mail to
, or use the sign-up sheet in 564 Kerr Hall.
If you did not sign up in time, we encourage you to
show up on Dec 6, anyway.
You may still be able to take the exam by
so long as we have enough extra copies of the
exam. (You just might not receive an official rank and score.)
It is the most prestigious college math competition and is open to all undergraduates
in the United States and Canada. (However, no individual may participate
in the competition more than four times.) Each year, over 3000 students take
the Putnam, and the 25 top-scoring individuals receive awards of up to $750
as well as solicitations from summer employers and graduate programs. It's
also a fun, intense, intellectual experience for everyone involved.
More information can be found at
the department's math contest page
and the Putnam Exam home page
There, you can find information about
, what the exam
are like, and how they are
(with a sample
Please sign up
! (You are not committed to take the exam if you change your mind later.)
Please check out this
that has many handouts and problems.
here! You have received email instructions of
how to login. Email us if you have forgotten how.