HU students shine on national Putnam exam
FOR RELEASE: Wednesday, April 9, 2014HUNTINGTON, Ind. Two Huntington University math students shined in the nationally accredited William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, scoring high on the difficult exam.
The Putnam competition is a national math contest for college students. It is renowned for its difficulty. Half of the students who sit for the exam receive a score of zero. A total of 4,113 students from 557 colleges and universities participated.
Luke Batdorff, a senior math major from Bluffton, Ind., scored a 20 which tied him for 597th out of 4,113 students. Joe Brenneman, a senior math education major from St. Marys, Ohio, scored a two and tied for 1880th.
The Mathematical Association of America administers the exam annually on the first Saturday of December.