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K-State Today

June 17, 2020

Undergraduate mathematics students succeed in Putnam competition

Submitted by John Maginnis

Twelve Kansas State University students have placed highly in the 80th annual William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, the most prestigious mathematics contest for undergraduates at colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. The contest was hosted in December 2019. 

According to results released by the Mathematical Association of America, the Kansas State University team finished in the top 30% of the 570 colleges and universities and 4,229 students that participated in the competition.

The team also had two members who placed in the top 26% in the competition: Justin Beteta, a senior in mathematics from Topeka, and James Robert Krzykowski, a junior in mathematics from Olathe.

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