Putnam Mathematical Competition

The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition is the Olympics of university mathematics, the highest level of competition for undergraduates in North America. Each year nearly 4,000 contestants from over 500 colleges participate in the Putnam Competition. The Mathematical Association of America sponsors the Putnam Competition.

The Putnam Competition occurs on the first Saturday in December at Colleges and Universities across North America including Kansas State University. An announcement of the results is made the following March. The last Putnam Exam is posted on a bulletin board outside 136 Cardwell Hall. Putnam Exam problems and solutions are online at Mathematical Competition Problems and Solutions. The Putnam Seminar is designed to help K-State students do their best in the Putnam Competition.