Congratulations to our undergraduate participants for their strong performance on the 2019 Putnam Competition!
The Putnam competition, founded in 1938, is the most prestigious national college-level competition in mathematics, and is currently run by the Mathematical Association of America. The median score on this very challenging exam this year was 2 points out of 120 points.
One of the OSU team members Ankan Bhattacharya ranked in the top 16 of all 4,229 total Putnam participants in the competition, an exceptional performance resulting in a prize of $1000! In addition, OSU team members Jake Huryn, Rushil Raghavan and Dennis Sweeney all ranked highly, in the 199—478.5 band among all participants. This year's Ohio State Putnam team had 22 student members, and the median score of the OSU team was 10.5 points. Congratulations to all!
To learn more about the Putnam competition, see here https://www.maa.org/math-competitions/putnam-competition.
For the announcement of this year's winners, see here https://www.maa.org/sites/default/files/pdf/Putnam/2019/AnnouncementOfWinners2019.pdf