Math Competitions

MAA Florida Sectional Contests

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Two UM undergraduates participated in the mathematics contests that were conducted at the Mathematical Association of America Florida Sectional meeting on February 15, 2019. Senior Sihan Chen finished first in the integral contest. This was his third win in the past three years.

Freshman Nick Montes finished second in the integral contest and first in the problem solving contest.

Approximately 30 students from colleges and universities throughout Florida participated in the 2019 contests. This was the 11th straight year that UM students swept all contests.

In 2017, there were four separate contests for undergraduate students. Sihan Chen won the integration contest, the problem solving contest, the acrostics contest, and the number-please contest. This was a remarkable achievement.

Ibis Integral Contest

Ibis Contest Winners

The sixth annual Ibis Integral Contest was held on Friday, October 25, 2013. Fifty-eight UM undergraduates participated. The results are as follows:

First place: Daniel Richter with a perfect score of 20.

Second place: Tie between Lawrence Hoang and Tatsumi Yanaba with scores of 18.

These three students will participate in the Student Integral Contest to be held at the annual Mathematical Association of America Florida Sectional meeting in Fort Myers on February 21, 2014.

William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition

Putnam Competition Winners

In December 2010, eleven University of Miami mathematics students sat for the William Lowell Putnam Mathematics Competition. The Putnam exam is a six-hour extremely challenging exam given annually to undergraduate students from throughout the United States and Canada. This year 4,293 students from 546 colleges and universities participated.

The results were released in March 2011. In the team score, the University of Miami finished 31st, its highest ranking in more than 30 years. Individually, Frank Rodriguez and Juan Bustos received special mention by finishing in the top five percent of all participants.

The Department of Mathematics maintains a small library of problem-solving books in 515 Ungar, and students are welcome to borrow these at any time.

Some details about last year's competition, and an archive of past problems are available online.