Mathematics Student Opportunities

Putnam Exam Seminars

The William Lowell Putnam Mathematics Competition, known more briefly as the Putnam Exam or the Putnam, is an annual mathematics competition open to undergraduates in the United States and Canada. Administrated by the Mathematical Association of America, the Putnam is widely regarded as the most challenging undergraduate mathematics examination given in America. This year's exam will be given on Saturday, December 3rd, 2022. 

To help Southern students prepare for the Putnam, the Department of Mathematics is running a biweekly Putnam Seminar in EN D125 on Monday afternoons during the Fall 2022 Semester (9/26, 10/10, 10/24, 11/7, 11/21). For more information about the Putnam Exam or the Putnam Exam Seminars, please contact Dr. Kruczek ( in the Mathematics Department.

Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM)

The Southern Mathematics Department has sponsored student teams in the annual international Mathematical Contest in Modeling. The competition is held over a four-day period in February, during which each team of three undergraduate students is asked to research, clarify, analyze, and propose a solution for one of two open-ended mathematical modeling problems.