Scores were recently released for the 2019 Putnam Mathematical Competition, which was held on Dec. 7, 2019. This competition includes 570 colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada, and consists of a lengthy 6-hour written exam with 12 challenging problems. Although the maximum possible score is 120 points, the median is typically 0 or 1 point!
This year LSU was led by Rohin Gilman, whose score of 19 points placed him among the top 15% overall. A total of five LSU students competed, and for the first time in department history, all LSU participants scored above the national median: the other students were Kha Le, Trung Le, Alexander Mackel, and Dylan Spedale. The team was mentored by Karl Mahlburg.