Putnam Mathematical Competition, 2002

Results of previous Putnam Competitions
The 2001 Putnam Competition
The 2000 Putnam Competition
The 1999 Putnam Competition
The 1998 Putnam Competition
The 1997 Putnam Competition
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 sixty-third Putnam Competition was held on Saturday, December 7, 2002. 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.

Twenty-five Grinnell undergraduates competed this year: Logan Axon, Doug Babcock, Theo BeasleyHenderson, Raicho Bojilov, Matthew Bond, Desi Dimova, Amy Donahue, Nevin Feng, Steve Fenigstein, Paul Heider, Kathleen Kelley, Choedpong Khannabha, Devdatta Kulkarni, Timothy Lin, Avram Lyon, Rajendra Magar, Christine Oehlert, Daniel Ofori-Addo, Ji-Hyun Seo, Dawa Lama Sherpa, Ananta Tiwari, Jonathan Wellons, John Wray, Zelealem Yilma, and Mariel Young. Bond, Kulkarni, and Wellons made up our institutional team.


The Grinnell team ranked 33rd among the 476 institutional teams. Jonathan Wellons and Matthew Bond were individually cited in the MAA summary, respectively ranking at positions 222.5 and 246 among the 3349 contestants.

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