Team of Mathematical Sciences Students Finish 8th at Putnam Competition -Mellon College of Science - Carnegie Mellon University

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Team of Mathematical Sciences Students Finish 8th at Putnam Competition

Students in the department of mathematical sciences collectively finished 8th overall out of more than 500 teams participating in the 65th Annual William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, a rigorous intercollegiate competition in mathematics. This year’s competition, during which students attempted to solve 12 complex mathematical problems during a 6-hour period, included more than 3,400 participants from across the United States and Canada.

Several Carnegie Mellon team members finished in the top 200, including Ricky Biggs, who finished 12th individually and won $1,000, Chunhua Zhang, Yinmeng Zhang and Paul Zagieboylo. In addition, the following team members were ranked among the top 500: Charles Capps, Rebecca Lambert, Paul McKenney, James Qi, Brian Thompson and Jon Mendelson. The students were mentored by lecturer John Mackey and university professor Luc Tartar.

By: Amy Pavlak