Since 1938, undergraduate college students from universities throughout the United States and Canada have competed every year in the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition.

The competition is simply an exam which is administered to students around the nation on the specified competition date. Scholarships and large cash prizes are then awarded to top-ranking students and universities. The Putnam Exam is one of the most prestigious university-level math competitions that occur in the world. To the credit of the BYU math faculty and its students, our university usually ranks very high.

This year’s exam will be administered on Saturday, December 1st in room 111 TMCB and is open to any interested students. Part 1 will be from 8:30-11:30am and Part 2 from 1:30-4:30pm. Students are encouraged to participate in both sessions, however students are still encouraged to attend if they can only make one. For questions regarding the exam, email Dr. Ouyang at ouyang@math.byu.edu.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Breakfast will be arriving at 8:00am, and students will be taken to Legends Grill for lunch.

For more information about the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, click here.