Math Competition [1]
The 32nd Annual JacobCohenKillam Mathematics Competition
March 1, 2016 7pm
LGRT 121
First Prize  $1600 
Second Prize  $1000 
Third Prize  $600 
Fourth Prize  $200 
The competition is open to all Freshman and Sophomore degree students at UMass Amherst. Continuing Education Students and close relatives of faculty members of the Department of Mathematics & Statistics are not eligible.
Sign up in LGRT 1623D by 3PM on March 1.
The background for the exam is basic algebra, elementary number theory, and calculus; no upperdivision coursework is necessary. Here are some sample problems [2] taken from previous competitions that show the kinds of problems and the degree of difficulty one should expect.
Sponsors
James Francis with UMass Amherst [3]  
Roy Perdue  
John Baillieul with Boston University [4] 
Past winners
2004  Elena Zaurova [5] (First Place), Kevin Grimaldi (Second Place), Edward Slavich (Third Place), Thomas FolzDonahue, Vitaliy Lvin and Michael Sindelar (Honorable Mention)  
2005  Kevin Grimaldi (First Place), Shaohan Hu (Second Place), Daniel Arpino (Third Place), Jesse Winn (Honorable Mention)  
2006  Shaohan Hu (First Place), Michael Krainin (Second Place), Hilary Scheintaub (Third Place), Alexander McAvoy (Honorable Mention)  
2007  Michael Kranin (First Place), Andrew Hall, Kai Xiao (Second Place)  
2008  Andrew Hall (First Place), Kai Xiao (Second Place), Kim Kyungyoon (Third Place), Yi Ding (Honorable Mention)  
2009  Nathan Harmon (First Place), Keaton Burns (Second Place), Boxuan Cui [6] (Third Place), Anton Medvedev (Fourth Place), Jinlong Tan (Honorable Mention)  
2010  Nathan Harmon (First Place), Jingyu Chen (Second Place), Magnum Lew (Third Place), Nicolas Reyes (Fourth Place), Thomas Ryabin (Honorable Mention)  
2011  Jingyu Chen (First Place), Sunjeong Im (Second Place), Magnum Lew (Third Placetied), Keenan Mahan (Third Placetied), Nicholas Reyes (Honorable Mention), Sofya Vorotnikova (Honorable Mention)  
2012  Michael Bjorge (First Place), Andrey Smirnov (First Place), Andrew Maurer (Third Place), Keenan Mahan (Fourth Place), Dan Phelps (Fourth Place), Ryan Szeto (Fourth Place)  
2013  Michael Bjorge (First Place), Andrey Smirnov (Second Place), Jeffrey Amirault (Third Place), Ping Fung (Third Place), Nathaniel Scholnick (Third Place)  
2014 
Batkhuyag Batsaikhan (First Place), Aaron Dunbrack (Second Place), Da Lu (Second Place), Jeremiah Davis (Fourth Place) 

2015  Aaron Dunbrack (First Place), Michael Mueller (Second Place), Robert Ambrose (Third Place), Kai Nakamura (Fourth Place)  
2016  Thomas Bogue (First Place), Kai Nakamura (First Place), Aubrey Wiederin (First Place  3way tie), James Hagborg (Second Place) 
Examination committee
Rob Kusner [7], William Meeks [8], Franz Pedit [9]