## William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition

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 31^{st}, 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.

## Integral Contests

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.