Three Allegheny Students Compete in Putnam Competition

Kelly Pohland ’16, Kyle Donnelly ’17, and Allison Ganger ’18 competed in the Putnam competition, a six-hour exam consisting of 12 extremely difficult mathematics questions, in December 2014. The students worked to prepare for the exam through weekly practice sessions overseen by Assistant Professor of Mathematics Craig Dodge. The exam attracts the best and brightest mathematics majors from across the nation. This year nearly 3,600 students competed, and Kelly and Kyle placed in the top 50 percent. Kelly placed in the top 500.