Each year the Putnam Exam is held on the first Saturday in December. The CSU Fresno Mathematics Department is offering $200 and $100 prizes to the Fresno students who place first and second (respectively) among Fresno students. (To be eligible, the students must receive a score of at least five points. In case of a tie for top score, the tied students will share a $300 award and there will be no second place prize. In case of a tie for second place, the tied students will share the $100 award.)

The last edition of the Putnam Exam was held on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Seven undergraduate students participated in the exam. Benjamin Wright will receive $200 as first price with a score of 29 points. James Stinecipher will receive $100 as second prize with a score of 10 points. These scores are quite impressive since 4277 students participated in the Putnam Exam in the United States and Canada and Benjamin ranked 415th and James ranked 1361st.

As a team, Fresno State ranked 85th out of 578 participating institutions.

The Department of Mathematics wants to congratulate all participants of this prestigious contest.

For more information contact:

Dr. Stefaan Delcroix
PB 354
278-2555
sdelcroix@csufresno.edu

The Putnam website is http://math.scu.edu/putnam/