Math Competition [1]
The 33rd Annual Jacob-Cohen-Killam Mathematics Competition
RESCHEDULED TO March 21, 2018 from 7-9 PM in LGRT 123
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 21, 2018.
The background for the exam is basic algebra, elementary number theory, and calculus; no upper-division 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 Folz-Donahue, 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 Place-tied), Keenan Mahan (Third Place-tied), 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 - 3-way tie), James Hagborg (Second Place) | |
2017 | James Hagborg (First Place), Alexander Fischer (Second Place), Artem Vysogorets (Third Place), Daniel Weber (Fourth Place) | |
2018 | Patrick Lei (First Place), Nishad Ranade (Second Place), Mark Xiang (Third Place), Shirui Cao (Third Place) |
Examination committee
Rob Kusner [7], William Meeks [8], Franz Pedit [9]