This year, the competition takes place on December 7, 2019 at 8am-4pm
in Keller Hall, 401 and 414.
Putnam Competition Preparation Sessions at UH Manoa
Wednesday, 4-6pm in Keller Hall, 413
We meet every Wednesday starting September 25, 2019. You may join us later.
Hot malasadas are offered. Mathematical problems solving fun is guaranteed.
Every student willing to learn some problem solving
arts is welcome!
If you may be interested to participate, please contact
Every full time UH Manoa student is invited to participate in the competition!
The world's toughest mathematical contest.
The William Lowell Putnam Mathematics Competition
was was founded in 1927 by Elizabeth Lowell Putnam, and
is currently organized by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) .
The University of Hawaii at Manoa always participates.
Every year, around 4500 of the best math students from North America take the exam,
and you are welcome to join the club!
Those who win the competition (making it at least into the list of the
first 500) get serious advantages
when applying for graduate school; the higher the score, the better.
Even if you do not do that well,
your participation never hurts anything but indicates your interest
in mathematics and earns the respect of your peers and faculty.
You may find exhaustive information about the competition at the
An old archive of Putnam problems (with solutions) for the years 1938-2003 is still
semi-alive on the web, while an
which contains more recent problems, along with other useful
Putnam-related links is maintained by Kiran Kedlaya.