Undergraduate Math Competition

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The third annual

UW Madison Undergraduate Math Competition (2018)

with prizes for top performers!


  • When? Probably in April, 2018. Details TBD.
  • Where? VV B309
  • What? There will be seven problems from various areas of mathematics (such as algebra, number theory, calculus, combinatorics, and others). We would like it to be challenging, but probably easier than, say, the Virginia Tech competition, and much easier than the Putnam Exam. You can take a look at our Putnam Club page to see what type of problems we have in mind.


If you have any questions, please contact Dima Arinkin.


Past competitions

The second UW Madison Undergraduate Math Competition took place on April 19th, 2016.

Problems: 2016 UW math competition

Results: 17 students took part in the competition. Congratulations to the winners:

  • First place: Thomas Hameister
  • Second Prize: Chenwei Ruan, Yongzhe Zhang
  • Third Prize: Daotong Ge

The first (ever?) UW Madison Undergraduate Math Competition took place on April 22nd, 2015.

Problems: 2015 UW math competition

Results: 20 students took part in the competition. Congratulations to the winners:

  • First place: Enkhzaya Enkhtaivan, Killian Kvalvik
  • Honorable mention: Yida Ding, Thomas Hameister, Yan Chen