Like challenging math problems? Take the Putnam!

The Putnam Competition is a famous mathematics contest for undergraduates studying in the U.S. and Canada which has taken place annually since 1927. Bucknell students have had some terrific performances in recent years. This year, the competition takes place on Saturday, December 4, and everyone who likes challenging math problems is encouraged to participate. No advanced mathematical knowledge is required, just creative problem-solving. Participation is free and on-campus. 

Please contact  if you are interested in participating or have questions.

“What Did You Do Last Summer?”, Presented by Bucknell Students: 11/4 at 12:10PM, Dana 113

“What Did You Do Last Summer?”, Presented by Bucknell Students

NOVEMBER 4 (Thursday) 12:10 P.M. Gardner Lecture Hall – Dana 113

Moderator: Jack de la Parra


Anh Kieu (pronounced like Ahn), ‘22, Software Engineering Intern, Google DeepMind

Emily Desernia ‘22, JPMorgan Chase Bank

Julia Sanger ’22, Research Experience for Undergraduates (Applied Math), Georgia Institute of Technology.

Yang Hong ’23, Undergraduate Research, Bucknell University

Jamie Falla ‘22, Risk Finance, Lockton Companies

Abstract: There are many exciting summer opportunities for students in the mathematical sciences! These range from internships in financial companies to research experiences at other universities to leadership development programs. In this week’s colloquium, a panel of your peers will tell you their experiences. What did they enjoy about their experiences? When did they apply? There will also be ample time for questions and answers. These varied opportunities, as well as being terrific fun, are also immensely valuable as you begin to think about your careers after Bucknell.