Three Students Compete in William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition

In December of 2014, Kelly Pohland ’16, Kyle Donnelly ’17 and Allison Ganger ’18 competed in the 75th annual William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition. The Putnam exam is a six hour exam consisting of 12 extremely difficult mathematics questions. The students worked to prepare for the exam through weekly practice sessions overseen by Professor Craig Dodge of the Mathematics department. The exam attracts the best and brightest mathematics majors from across the nation. This year nearly 3600 students competed. Our students performed very well with Kelly and Kyle placing in the top 50%;  in particular, Kelly placed in the top 500.