Thursday, June 2, 2016

2015 Putnam Mathematical Competition

The results of the 2015 Putnam Mathematical Competition are in. Ashland University had one student receive a non-zero score. Congratulations to Michael Woode for his score of 10.

A total of 4275 students from 554 colleges and universities in Canada and the United states participated in the 2015 Competition. Of the 4275 participants, 2367 received scores of 0, 343 received scores of 1, 761 received scores between 1 and 9, and 405 received scores of 10. Thus, Michael Woode did better than 73.2% of students taking the exam and at least as well as 82.6% of students taking the exam.

Paul Pernici, 2015 graduate, holds the highest score and an AU student. Pernici's score was an 18. Andrew Rowe, 2006 graduate, still  holds the record for highest percentile rank, doing better than 76.2% of students taking the exam and at least as well as 82.7% of students taking the exam.

This year's top 5 teams were: 1. MIT, 2. Carnegie Mellon, 3. Princeton, 4. Stanford and 5. Harvard. Thank you again to all of the AU students who participated in the 2015 exam.

Congratulations, Michael Woode, for receiving a nonzero score!

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