UW Math Team Places Fourth in Putnam Competition

A team of three students from the University of Waterloo scored fourth in the 65th annual William Lowell Putnam Math Competition held in December:

Waterloo was represented by students Olena Bormashenko, Ralph Furmaniak and Michael Lipnowski. “All three team members had outstanding results,” said VanderBurgh. Bormashenko was ranked 13th among all the 3,733 students who wrote across North America.

Furmaniak and Lipnowski earned Honourable Mentions, both with ranks in the top 60. Several other Waterloo students, who were not on the team also did well. Xiannan Li was ranked 23rd. Also scoring well was Cory Fletcher, who earned an Honourable Mention.

Congratulations, Olena, Ralph, and Michael!