Putnam Mathematical Competition, 1997

Results of previous Putnam Competitions
The 1996 Putnam Competition
The 1995 Putnam Competition

The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition is an annual event, sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America, in which undergraduate students at colleges and universities in the United States and Canada are asked to solve difficult problems in mathematics.

The fifty-eighth Putnam Competition was held on Saturday, December 6, 1997. It consisted of two examinations, each comprising six problems. Examination A was given in the morning, Examination B in the afternoon. Students were given three hours for each examination and could attempt any or all of the six problems.

Sixteen Grinnell undergraduates competed this year: Tim Andrews, Oleksiy Andriichenko, David Cavins, Paul Chaikin, Bryan Jenchowski, Dmitry Krivin, Hudson Ludvigson, Sarah Luebke, Zorka Milin, Rebecca Schuller, Yasuko Taoka, Christer Watson, Catherine Williams, Sherman Willis, Anne Wilson, and Wei Zhao. Milin, Watson, and Schuller made up our institutional team.


The Grinnell team ranked thirty-fourth of the 419 participating institutions. Milin and Watson were individually cited in the MAA summary, respectively placing 272nd and 329th among the 2510 contestants.

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