Academic Year 20212022
The Mathematics Department at OSU sponsors the following undergraduate mathematics competitions for all students, math majors and nonmajors:
See below for details on each contest, including test dates, deadlines for registering, and sample problems. In all cases, the participation will occur here at OSU.
The 41st Annual Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest (VTRMC) was held on Saturday October 26, 2019 9:00AM to 11:30AM (local time).

This contest serves as a preliminary contest to the annual Putnam Competition held later in December. As such, it is roughly half as long (approximately 68 problems) with half as much time (2.5 hrs) and its problems are at a more accessible level to beginning undergraduates.
Although the VTRMC is good practice, participation in the VTRMC is not required for participation in the Putnam.
The 82nd Annual William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2021. The morning session will run 8:00AM  11:00AM followed by the afternoon session 1:00PM  4:00PM (local time).
Participants must selfregister and get their unique PIN (Putnam Identification Number). There is no deadline to the registration process, but a PIN is required to take the exam.

See the previous year's top scorers listed on the Math Dept Awards page.
The 38th Annual COMAP Mathematical Contest in Modeling will be held Feb. 1721, 2022.

This is an international, team based, undergraduate, mathematical modeling competition. Each team has three students, from any major. Three openended, realworld problems will be offered. Teams will choose one problem and write up a thorough solution approach within 4 days. Teams may use any inanimate source of data or materials. Submissions will be judged on the basis of scientific merits as well as clarity and organization of the written report.
The deadline to register is Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. EST.
See helpful preparation materials including past submissions and source codes.
See the previous year's winning teams listed on the Math Dept Awards page.
Need an undergraduate volunteer to manage this contest. Problems are posted on the Math Club bulletin board (Kidder 3rd floor) monthly. Solutions are turned in to the Math Club file folder in the Mathematics Department Office Kidder 368.
The undergraduate student who solves the most problems in a year can be funded to represent OSU at the national competition at MathFest in the summer! The 2009 winner was Chris Rathnam who placed 5th in the national competition at MathFest in Portland.