The Putnam Competition is a mathematics contest open to all undergraduates in the U.S. and Canada. Carleton has a long history of participation in this contest, and students who do particularly well stand to win cash prizes and graduate fellowships.
This year it will be written on
In keeping with past years, leading up to the exam there will be weekly practice sessions where we will go through various problem solving methods and strategies. There will be a focus on Putnam type problems, but many of the ideas and methods are generally applicable and may be useful in your courses. All are welcome -- but it is not required for you to attend the sessions in order to write the exam and vice-versa. If you wish to be added to the email list please contact Dr. Amundsen
If you wish to see more details about the exam itself, history, prizes etc. Putnam Info
and for some recent exam papers see Past Exams