Putnam Mathematical Competition Results Announced (news item)

<p>Harvard</a> Mathematics Department : Putnam Competition
William</a> Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mathematics</a> Department - Princeton University
The</a> Harvard Crimson :: News :: College Aces Putnam Again</p>

<p>The results of the 2007 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition have been announced. The Putnam competition is widely considered the most prestigious math competition for college undergraduates in the U.S. and Canada and is administered out of the Department of Mathematics at Harvard which houses the offices of the Mathematical Association of America. Teams from over four hundred universities competed this year. The members of each team take the exam individually and the combination of their rankings determines the rankings for their teams.</p>

<p>This year, Harvard took first place, bumping Princeton back to second. Princeton’s team won the competition last year, but Harvard has far more first place team finishes than any other school. The top five teams are singled out for honors. </p>

<p>Individuals are also ranked and the top five finishers (six, in case of a tie) are named individual Putnam Fellows. This year, of the six Putnam fellows, two were from MIT, two from CalTech and one each from Princeton and Harvard. </p>

<p>Princeton’s Putnam Fellow this year is senior Aaron Pixton ’08 who was also named a fellow in 2004 and 2005. Aaron also won a Churchill Scholarship this year and will be continuing his studies at Cambridge University next year.</p>

<p>Congratulations to all!</p>

<p>2007 Team Finishes</p>

<p>1st --- Harvard
2nd --- Princeton
3rd --- MIT
4th --- Stanford
5th --- Duke</p>

<p>Top Five Finishes in the Last 20 Years</p>

<p>19 --- Harvard
13 --- Princeton
12 --- Duke & MIT
10 --- U. of Waterloo
6 ---- CalTech
4 ---- Stanford & U. of Toronto
3 ---- Cornell, WUSTL & Yale
2 ---- U. of Chicago, Harvey Mudd, Michigan, Rice & Berkeley</p>

<p>Top Five Finishes in the Last 10 Years</p>

<p>9 --- Harvard
8 --- MIT, Duke
6 --- Princeton</p>

<p>Top Five Finishes in the Last 5 Years</p>

<p>5 --- MIT
4 --- Duke, Harvard & Princeton</p>