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Stevens Team Competes in William Lowell Putnam Competition

Mathematics students score in the top 20 percent in high-pressure competition

Ben MirtchoukBen Mirtchouk

The results of the William Lowell Putnam competition—held on December 7, 2019—were released at the end of February, and Steven's Putnam Team had an impressive performance in the competition.

Mathematics undergraduate student Ben Mirtchouk placed in the top 20 percent in North America. This is the historically-highest result for Stevens during the many years of participation in the Putnam Competition.

The competition—open to undergraduate college students in the United States and Canada—is recognized as the leading university-level mathematics examination in the world.

In addition to Mirtchouk’s impressive personal score, the Stevens mathematical team also came in the top 20 percent among each of the participating institutions and universities. The team was comprised of Ben Mirtchouk, Eshan Tivakaran, and Jack Hymowitz. They were coached by mathematics professor Pavel Dubovski.

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