Undergraduate Mathematics Competitions

Find local, national, and international opportunities to solve challenging math problems in a competitive environment.

William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition

  • Takes place annually on the first Saturday of December.
  • Individual and team competition with awards and prizes. 
  • Proctored in-person on campuses nationwide.
  • Students must register to compete.

Jerry Heuer MAA/NCS Team Competition

  • From the North Central Section (NCS) of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA).
  • Usually held on a Saturday in mid-November. 
  • Consists of 10 problems over three hours.
  • Teams of three or fewer undergraduate students from colleges and universities in the Upper Midwest and Canada work collaboratively. 

Midwest Undergraduate Data Analytics Competition (MUDAC)

Hosted by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Winona State University.

Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM)

Local and international competitions coordinated by the Student Chapter of Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) at the University of Minnesota.