The William Lowell Putnam Mathematics Competition is an extremely challenging annual competition for undergraduate students. It's a six-hour math exam with only 12 questions, each having a value of 10 points. The median score is often one or two points out of 120!

Typically, four thousand students from about 500 schools in the U.S. and Canada participate in the Putnam Exam. The Bucknell Putnam Team has had great success in recent years, placing 10th in 2004.

Bucknell's Putnam Contestants

Putnam Team 2010

9 students took the Putnam; the team was Joe Ruby, Ryan Ward, and Steve Duff.

Putnam Team 2009

Putnam Contestants 2009

2009 Putnam Contestants; Mike Lengel, Joe Ruby, Ryan Ward were team members.

Putnam Team 2008

23 Bucknell students took the Putnam in 2008 and 14 Bucknell students scored points, breaking the school record. The team, made up of Joe Ruby, Nam Tran and Sohei Yasuda, was ranked eightieth.

Putnam Team 2007

11 Bucknell students scored points in 2007, a school record. The team, made up of Ze Jiang, Nam Tran and Sohei Yasuda, was ranked fifty-third.

Putnam Contestants 2007

2007 Putnam Contestants

Putnam Team 2006

The 2006 team was made up of Hoang Minh Le, Minh Pham, and Allan Yashinski.

Putnam Contestants 2006

2006 Putnam Contestants

Putnam Team 2005

The Bucknell Putnam team in 2005 ranked twenty-first in the nation. The team was made up of Hoang Minh Le, Toan Phan, and Allan Yashinski.

Putnam Contestants 2005

2005 Putnam Contestants

Putnam Team 2004

In 2004 Bucknell's Putnam Team scored the highest ever in school history. The team ranked tenth in the competition. The team members were Hoang Minh Le, Toan Phan, and Rob Rhoades.

Putnam Contestants 2004

2004 Putnam Contestants

Putnam Results 2004 - Bucknell ranked 10th

Putnam Team 2004

2004 Putnam Team (Rob Rhoades, Toan Phan, and Hoang Minh Le)

Putnam Team 2003

In 2003, the Bucknell Team ranked twenty-ninth in the competition. The team members were Kevin Wilson, Rob Rhoades, and Toan Phan.

Putnam Contestants 2003

2003 Putnam Contestants

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