Undergraduate Mathematics Competitions at the University of Maryland

2015 Activities

The 2015 Virginia Tech and Putnam competitions will be administered by Roohollah Ebrahimian. Please see the MATH299B course page for dates and details. Registration is not required to attend the course meetings, Mondays from 4-5:30pm in MTH0102, which serve as practice sessions for the competitions.


Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest

Putnam Competition

William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition home page
Kiran Kedlaya's archive of recent competitions
Art of Problem Solving
Past results from MAA

Other (High School) Competitions

American Mathematics Competitions home page
USAMTS home page
ARML home page


Here is a list of past UMCP teams that have scored in the top 10, and students who have scored in the top 100, in the Putnam competition, gathered from the results published in the American Mathematical Monthly. Presently over 3000 students and 500 colleges from the U.S. and Canada compete each year. Individuals are recognized alphabetically in groups starting with the top 5. Please write if you notice any errors or omissions.

Top Team Results

2009    7th     (Matt McCutchen, Mitchell Katz, Henry Scher)
1981    5th     (Ravi Boppana, Andrew Gelman, Brian Hunt)
1980    3rd     (Ravi Boppana, Brian Hunt, Eric Kuritzky)
1979    9th     (Ravi Boppana, Eric Kuritzky, David Phillips)

Top Individual Results

2009	R. Matthew McCutchen	Honorable Mention (top 81)
2009	Henry B. Scher		Top 100
2008	Matthew A. Jordan	Honorable Mention (top 79)
2007	Henry B. Scher		Honorable Mention (top 74)
2002    Marshall Williams       Honorable Mention (top 66)
2001    Chad L. Groft		Honorable Mention (top 61)
2000    Chad L. Groft		Top 25
1999    Chad L. Groft		Top 100
1995    Mikhail G. Konikov      Honorable Mention (top 56)
1992    Sergey Brin             Honorable Mention (top 55)
1991    Lev Novik               Honorable Mention (top 44)
1990    Eric M. Boesch          Honorable Mention (top 47)
1990    Alex Gurevich           Honorable Mention (top 47)
1990    Lev Novik               Top 100
1989    Eric M. Boesch          Top 100
1989    Jay Chawla              Top 100
1989    Christopher J. Monsour  Honorable Mention (top 45)
1988    Christopher J. Monsour  Honorable Mention (top 48)
1982    Brian R. Hunt           Top 5
1982    Dougin A. Walker        Top 100
1981    Ravi B. Boppana         Honorable Mention (top 44)
1981    Andrew E. Gelman        Top 100
1981    Brian R. Hunt           Top 10
1980    Ravi B. Boppana         Top 100
1980    Brian R. Hunt           Honorable Mention (top 43)
1980    Eric I. Kuritzky        Top 100
1979    Eric Kuritzky           Honorable Mention (top 42)
1977    Eric Kuritzky           Top 100
1975    Robert B. Bundy         Top 100
1974    Stephen C. Spriggs      Top 100
1973    Stephen C. Spriggs      Honorable Mention (top 41)
1972    Dale Johannesen         Top 100
1971    Eric Schechter          Honorable Mention (top 42)
1970    Mark D. Meyerson        Honorable Mention (top 40)

Updated: September 2015

Please send comments and additional information to Brian Hunt at bhunt AT math.umd.edu.