Putnam signup (December 7, 2002)

This year's Putnam competition will be given on December 7. (If anyone has religious or long-standing health problem with that day, alternate arrangements can be made). The competition is given here from 9am-noon and from 2pm-5pm.

The Putnam is given nationally, only to undergraduates, and consists of twelve problems that are very interesting and invariably pretty challenging. Six problems each are given from 9-12 a.m. and from 2-5 p.m. They are designed to measure creativity and to seek out that "aha!" reaction that's such an important part of mathematics. People typically take it for the interest, challenge and fun. These are problems at the undergraduate level (often freshman/sophmore) that really provide a different experience than those in class.

We'll head out for pizza during the lunch break.

If you think you may be interested in competing, sign up below.

Participant E-mailProbability
of competing
Joe Student jstudent .75
Ben Raines    
Chad Custer ccuster  
Eric Peterson epeterso  
Justin Hanson jhanson  
Nate Kirton    
Nathan Annis nannis  
Ryan Rud    
Trevor Potter