Program Highlights

This year Dave Kung gave one of the MAA's Distinguished Lecture Series talks in DC! Watch the short version of the talk above, read more about it at the MAA website, or watch the entire talk

Student Spotlight

2012 SMCM Putnam Team

The 2012 Putnam Team - 

the 71th ranked team out of 578

college and universities

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Putnam Team

As always, we field a team for the William Lowell Putnam math competition. Held on the first Saturday of December,the exam consists of 12 difficult problems (see here for old exams), to be done over the course of six hours. Awards include over $100,000 in cash and a free graduate education at Harvard. For St.Mary's students, the St. Mary's Math Foundation awards the Putnam Prize to the student earning the highest score. The amount of the award is $10 for each point the student earns.

Past years' winners were

  • Josh Kaminsky and Caroline VanBlargan (2012)
  • Jennifer Kunze (2011)
  • Demetre Kazaras (2010)
  • Brian Tennyson (2009)
  • John Ross (2008)
  • Liz Hargraves and Kathy Brady (2007)
  • Liz Hargraves and Rachel Johns (2006)
  • Lisa Byrne, Brian Rayburn and Josh Ballew (2005)
  • Peter Lo (2004)
  • Gwyn Whieldon (2003)
  • Kristen Arrildt (2002)
  • Kevin Beanland(2001) 
  • Jason Summers (2000)
Every fall we offer a one-credit seminar course as preparation for the Putnam Exam (Math 391). In addition to a lot of problem-solving skills, the seminar reviews math concepts from all sorts of courses(and some concepts you'll never see in a course). All students in the seminar take the Putnam, but many students who aren't in the seminar also choose to participate

Want to take the exam? Sign up here!


2001 marked the first year (and first victory!)in our rivalry with Gettysburg College. The winning team, determined by the sum of all students' scores, is the keeper of the Putnam Lamp. We took honors in 2001 by a 21-0 margin. In 2002 we lost the lamp by a 56-39 margin, before winning it back on 2003's tough test, 16-8. In 2004 we cleaned up, thanks to Peter's fabulous exam, and we have not lost since. Go Seahawks! 2010 marked the first Putnam Rally, an athletics-style event to get participants excited about the exam. We had over 50 students turn out to cheer on the Putnam Team:

 

 


Past years' teams:

 

2012 SMCM Putnam Team

2012 Putnam Team (new record: #71 team ranking out of 578 teams!)

Laura Andre Ryland Newman
Seth Baker Nick Pasko
Gary Beverungen Jeremy Perrin
Paul Conant Pasquale Raico
Tristan Epp-Schmidt David Rice
Monica Gillis Dan Savelle
Toby Hall Michael Shaughnessy
Shannon Hammerlund Emily Smith
Ella Hankins Marissa Smith
Galen Hench Nora Stack
Joseph Hood Justin Stine
Josh Kaminsky Kevin Tennyson
Owen Kelly Dani Thorne
Billy Kimmel Caroline VanBlargan
Jonathan Kwolek Mike Warburton
Alicia LeBerre

Put2011

2011 Putnam Team:

Seth Baker
Gary Beverungen
Emily Brinker
Adam Byerly
Emma Decker
Tristan Epp-Schmidt
April Green
Ella Hankins
Joseph Hood
Nicole Johnson
Joshua Kaminsky
Caitlin Kennedy
Jennifer Kunze
Jonathan Kwolek
Chris Nemarich
Todd Newman
Nick Pasko
Jeremy Perrin
Pasquale Raico
David Rice
Daniel Savelle
Susan Signorelli
Marissa Smith
Emily Smith
Justin Stine
Kevin Tennyson
Danielle Thorne
Lauren Tucker
Elise Valkanas
Caroline VanBlargan
Nike Warburton

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2010 Putnam Team:

Carla Bacon Gary Beverungen
Emily Brinker Jessie Christopher
Bobby Cooke Emma Decker
Roger Ding Tristen Epp-Schmidt
Caitlin Grice Josh Kaminsky
Demetre Kazaras Nate Kent
Jennifer Kunze Jay Massey
Matt Miller Nick Pasko
Lucia Randazzo Christiana Sabett
Dana Savage Daniel Saville
Marissa Smith Michael Snow
Brian Tennyson Kevin Tennyson
Dave Tondorf-Dick Lauren Tucker
Cori Wentworth

Carly Wilson

Putnam Team

As always, we field a team for the William Lowell Putnam math competition. Held on the first Saturday of December,the exam consists of 12 difficult problems (see here for old exams), to be done over the course of six hours. Awards include over $100,000 in cash and a free graduate education at Harvard. For St.Mary's students, the St. Mary's Math Foundation awards the Putnam Prizeto the student earning the highest score. The amount of the award is $10 for each point the student earns. Past years' winners were John Ross (2008), Liz Hargraves and Kathy Brady (2007), Liz Hargraves and Rachel Johns (2006), Lisa Byrne, Brian Rayburn and Josh Ballew (2005), Peter Lo(2004), Gwyn Whieldon (2003), Kristen Arrildt (2002), Kevin Beanland(2001) and Jason Summers (2000).

Every fall we offer a one-credit seminar course as preparation forthe Putnam Exam (Math 391). In addition to a lot of problem-solving skills, the seminar reviews math concepts from all sorts of courses(and some concepts you'll never see in a course). All students in the seminar take the Putnam, but many students who aren't in the seminar also choose to participate. Email Sandy Ganzell if you want to join the team.


2001 marked the first year (and first victory!)in our rivalry with Gettysburg College. The winning team, determined by the sum of all students' scores, is the keeper of the Putnam Lamp. We took honors in 2001 by a 21-0 margin. In 2002 we lost the lamp by a 56-39 margin, before winning it back on 2003's tough test, 16-8. In 2004 we cleaned up, thanks to Peter's fabulous exam, and we have not lost since.
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2010 Putnam Team:

  • Carla Bacon
  • Gary Beverungen
  • Emily Brinker
  • Jessie Christopher
  • Bobby Cooke
  • Emma Decker
  • Roger Ding
  • Tristen Epp-Schmidt
  • Caitlin Grice
  • Josh Kaminsky
  • Demetre Kazaras
  • Nate Kent
  • Jennifer Kunze
  • Jay Massey
  • Matt Miller
  • Nick Pasko
  • Lucia Randazzo
  • Christiana Sabett
  • Dana Savage
  • Daniel Saville
  • Marissa Smith
  • Michael Snow
  • Brian Tennyson
  • Kevin Tennyson
  • Dave Tondorf-Dick
  • Lauren Tucker
  • Cori Wentworth
  • Carly Wilson

2009 SMCM Putnam Team

2009 Putnam Team:

  • Diana Abells
  • Chris Adams
  • Gary Beverungen
  • Alex Bromley
  • Colin Crowe
  • Emma Decker
  • Sarah DeSavage
  • Roger Ding
  • Marshal Eaton
  • Lydia Garcia
  • Alex Hessel
  • Nicole Johnson
  • Joshua Kaminsky
  • Demetre Kazaras
  • Dietrich Kiesewetter
  • Sonja Kubik
  • Jennifer Kunze
  • Ian Long
  • Darren McCutchen
  • Matt Miller
  • Chris Nemarich
  • Robert Norwich
  • Taren Parsons
  • Angela Pugay
  • Jake Larrimore
  • Colby Long
  • Andrew MacLaughlin
  • Daniel Savelle
  • Amelia Tebbe
  • Brian Tennyson
  • Ben Thompson
  • Brent Tomchik
  • Adam Zimmerman
2008 Putnam Team

2008 Putnam Team:

  • Lauren Blount
  • Kathy Brady
  • Bobby Cooke
  • Michael Correll
  • Marshal Eaton
  • Brittany Fairley
  • Lydia Garcia
  • Lauren Gill
  • Kyle Gordon
  • Demetre Kazaras
  • Jake Larrimore
  • Colby Long
  • Andrew MacLaughlin
  • Marty McHugh
  • Jon Noble
  • Chris Panzarella
  • Rebecca Prasher
  • Angela Pugay
  • John Ross
  • Erin Stott
  • Melinda Swain
  • Amelia Tebbe
  • Brian Tennyson
  • Brent Tomchik
  • David Yost
  • Adam Zimmerman
2007 Putnam Team

2007 Putnam Team:

  • Max Bloch
  • Lauren Blount
  • Kathy Brady
  • Julia Burton
  • Brian Caffey
  • John Campbell
  • Michael Firrisa
  • Patrick Gilbert
  • Liz Hargraves
  • Rachel Johns
  • Demetre Kazaras
  • Yujing Lin
  • Colby Long
  • Rebecca Lyzinski
  • Andrew MacLaughlin
  • Joe McKenna
  • James McSavaney
  • Drew Mooney
  • Jon Noble
  • Robert Norwich
  • Brian Rayburn
  • John Ross
  • Sarah Stevens
  • Erin Stott
  • Melinda Swain
  • Dan Tanner
  • Amelia Tebbe
  • Brian Tennyson
  • Brent Tomchik
  • Nate Venditta
  • Scott Vieira
  • Tony Vitez
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2006 Putnam Team:

  • Josh Ballew
  • Joey Bellerose
  • Dan Blair
  • Kathy Brady
  • Julia Burton
  • Colin Crowe
  • Karen Farrell
  • Kyle Gordon
  • Liz Hargraves
  • Stephanie Hartwick
  • Kendra Hildreth
  • Rachel Johns
  • Mary Koran
  • Yujing Lin
  • John Lloyd
  • Rebecca Lyzinski
  • Joe McKenna
  • James McSaveney
  • Drew Mooney
  • Chris Panzarella
  • Erin Stott
  • Meghan Sullivan
  • Dan Tanner
  • Katie Toman
2005 SMCM Putnam Team 2005 Putnam Team:
  • Josh Ballew
  • Kathy Brady
  • Lisa Byrne
  • David Clewell
  • Sarah Gilpin
  • Kendra Hildreth
  • Karen Farrell (from Budapest)
  • Rachel Johns
  • Jeff Lee
  • Peter Lo
  • John Lloyd
  • Simon Lutterbie
  • Brian Rayburn
  • Gabriel Rockman
  • Landon Southerly
  • Erik Stanford
  • Dan Tanner
  • Katie Toman
  • Mike Vogt

2004 SMCM Putnam Team
2004 Putnam Team:
  • Lisa Byrne
  • David Clewell
  • Angela Fao
  • Karen Farrell
  • Marka Fenske
  • Dennis Gressis
  • Karina Karakulov
  • Peter Lo
  • Simon Lutterbie
  • Kenny Salau (with headlamp)
  • Landon Southerly
  • Aaron Stout
  • Katie Toman
  • Alex Tsikerdanos
  • Mike Vogt
  • Alice Vossbrinck
2003 SMCM Putnam Team
2003 Putnam Team:
  • Lisa Byrne
  • Eric Hiller
  • Jan Hilmar
  • Peter Lo
  • Andrew McDonald
  • Katie McKone
  • Katie Miller
  • Jonathan Mulholland
  • Kristine Roinestad
  • Brian Truesdale
  • Gwen Whieldon
  • Rachael Wilder
Putnam Team 2002
2002 Putnam Team:
  • Kristen Arrildt
  • Eric Carlson
  • Jan Hilmar
  • Sara LaRocca
  • Jonathan Mulholland
  • Kris Naleszkiewicz
  • Andy Neal
  • Kristine Roinestad
  • Kevin Smith
  • Craig Stevenson
  • Amber Wagner
  • Jessie Weiss
  • Gwyn Whieldon
  • Rachael Wilder

Putnam Team 2001 2001 Putnam Team:
  • Kristen Arrildt
  • Kevin Beanland
  • Billy DeLorbe
  • Keith Harrison
  • Jonathan Mulholland
  • Kristine Roinestad
  • Courtney Russell
  • Jason Summers
  • Jessie Weiss
[Pre-photographic Era]
2000 Putnam Team:
  • Keith Harrison
  • Jason Hart
  • Theresa Loeffler
  • Maureen Shanahan
  • Jason Summers

 

 

Putnam Team 2009

2009 Putnam Team:

Diana Abells Chris Adams
Gary Beverungen Alex Bromley
Colin Crowe Emma Decker
Sarah DeSavage Roger Ding
Marshal Eaton Lydia Garcia
Alex Hessel Nicole Johnson
Joshua Kaminsky Demetre Kazaras
Dietrich Kiesewetter Sonja Kubik
Jennifer Kunze Ian Long
Darren McCutchen Matt Miller
Chris Nemarich Robert Norwich
Taren Parsons Angela Pugay
Jake Larrimore Colby Long
Andrew MacLaughlin Daniel Savelle
Amelia Tebbe Brian Tennyson
Ben Thompson Brent Tomchik
Adam Zimmerman

 

Putnam Team 2008

 

2008 Putnam Team:

Lauren Blount Kathy Brady
Bobby Cooke Michael Correll
Marshal Eaton Brittany Fairley
Lydia Garcia Lauren Gill
Kyle Gordon Demetre Kazaras
Jake Larrimore Colby Long
Andrew MacLaughlin Marty McHugh
Jon Noble Chris Panzarella
Rebecca Prasher Angela Pugay
John Ross Erin Stott
Melinda Swain Amelia Tebbe
Brian Tennyson Brent Tomchik
David Yost Adam Zimmerman

 

 

Putnam Team 2007

2007 Putnam Team:

Max Bloch Lauren Blount
Kathy Brady Julia Burton
Brian Caffey John Campbell
Michael Firrisa Patrick Gilbert
Liz Hargraves Rachel Johns
Demetre Kazaras Yujing Lin
Colby Long Rebecca Lyzinski
Andrew MacLaughlin Joe McKenna
James McSavaney Drew Mooney
Jon Noble Robert Norwich
Brian Rayburn John Ross
Sarah Stevens Erin Stott
Melinda Swain Dan Tanner
Amelia Tebbe Brian Tennyson
Brent Tomchik Nate Venditta
Scott Vieira Tony Vitez

 

Putnam Team 2006

2006 Putnam Team:

Josh Ballew Joey Bellerose
Dan Blair Kathy Brady
Julia Burton Colin Crowe
Karen Farrell Kyle Gordon
Liz Hargraves Stephanie Hartwick
Kendra Hildreth Rachel Johns
Mary Koran Yujing Lin
John Lloyd Rebecca Lyzinski
Joe McKenna James McSaveney
Drew Mooney Chris Panzarella
Erin Stott Meghan Sullivan
Dan Tanner Katie Toman

 

Putnam Team 2005

2005 Putnam Team:

Josh Ballew Kathy Brady
Lisa Byrne David Clewell
Sarah Gilpin Kendra Hildreth

Karen Farrell

(from Budapest)

Rachel Johns
Jeff Lee Peter Lo
John Lloyd Simon Lutterbie
Brian Rayburn Gabriel Rockman
Landon Southerly Erik Stanford
Dan Tanner Katie Toman
Mike Vogt

 

Putnam Team 2004

2004 Putnam Team:

Lisa Byrne David Clewell
Angela Fao Karen Farrell
Marka Fenske Dennis Gressis
Karina Karakulov Peter Lo
Simon Lutterbie Kenny Salau (with headlamp)
Landon Southerly Aaron Stout
Katie Toman Alex Tsikerdanos
Mike Vogt Alice Vossbrinck

 

Putnam TeAM 2003

2003 Putnam Team:

Lisa Byrne Eric Hiller
Jan Hilmar Peter Lo
Andrew McDonald Katie McKone
Katie Miller Jonathan Mulholland
Kristine Roinestad Brian Truesdale
Gwen Whieldon Rachael Wilder

 

Putnam Team 2002

2002 Putnam Team:

Kristen Arrildt Eric Carlson
Jan Hilmar Sara LaRocca
Jonathan Mulholland Kris Naleszkiewicz
Andy Neal Kristine Roinestad
Kevin Smith Craig Stevenson
Amber Wagner Jessie Weiss
Gwyn Whieldon Rachael Wilder

 

Putnam Team 2001

2001 Putnam Team:

Kristen Arrildt Kevin Beanland
Billy DeLorbe Keith Harrison
Jonathan Mulholland Kristine Roinestad
Courtney Russell Jason Summers
Jessie Weiss

 

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2000 Putnam Team:

Keith Harrison Jason Hart
Theresa Loeffler Maureen Shanahan
Jason Summers