Results 2000
Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest

37 schools took part in the 22nd contest and there were 229 participants. The maximum possible score was 70. The leading scores were (if anybody has any objections about putting these leading scores on the WEB, please inform the Contest Director immediately!)

Score Name Institute Graduation Major
49 Miller, Carl A Duke University 2001 Math
45 Curtis, Nathan G Duke University 2002 Music
43 Lacker, Kevin D Duke University 2002 Math/CS
38 Arthur, David G Duke University 2004 ?
38 Groft, Chad L Univ MD College Park 2002 Math/CS/Phys
30 Kaseorg, Anders     High School
25 Mermin, David L Duke University 2004 Math
23 Katines, Matthew P Rose-Hulman Inst. Tech 2002 Math
22 Cherveny, Luke E NC State University 2002 Appl Math/Phys
22 Colsher, Michael J Duke University 2001 Math
20 Johnson, David R NC State University 2003 Math/CS
19 Barry, Patrick A NC State University 2004 CS
19 Siegel, Adam F Duke University 2004 Math/Econ
19 Mason, Jonathan F University of SC 2003 Math/CS
17 Lanut, Matthew K Carnegie-Mellon Univ 2002 CS
17 Hooper, William P Univ MD College Park 2001 Math
17 Cheong, Raymond Univ MD College Park 2002 Chem Eng
16 Rohde, Robert A Univ MD College Park 2001 Phys/Math
16 Fulton, Brian I High Point University 2001 Math
16 Weston, Laura J NC State University 2001 Chem/Math
15 Watts, Andrew M US Naval Academy 2004 ?
14 Mamce, William A Carnegie-Mellon Univ 2003 Math
14 Lynch, Greer M US Naval Academy 2004 ?
14 Godshall, Jonathan R Duke University 2003 Phys/Math
14 Wong, Daniel K Duke University 2003 Math/Comp
14 Zahrn, Frederick C Duke University 2002 Math
14 Kim, Allen W Virginia Tech 2002 Elec Eng

The score distribution was
Score Range Number of Contestants
40 and above 3
30 to 39 3
20 to 29 5
15 to 19 10
10 to 15 72
5 to 9 65
1 to 4 38
0 33

The order of difficulty of the problems indicated by the scores, starting with the hardest, was 3,2,6,1,4,5,7.

Details of the scores of all the participants of each of the individual schools will be sent out in the next week. However if you want them now, please contact the contest director Peter Linnell and he will be able to give you them. Also distribution of prizes will be announced in the next week.

I would like to thank all the schools who took part, and I hope you will all take part again next year. I also hope that many schools who did not take part this year will take part next year. Watch these WEB pages; even if you do not get an invitation, we will still be delighted for you to take part provided you fill in the registration forms before the closing date for entries.

On very limited feedback so far, it seems that the problems were a shade too difficult, and therefore the exam maybe slightly easier next year. Comments on this are welcome. Also much more of the organization of the exam will be done electronically. Occasionally announcements about the competition will be posted in the newsgroup sci.math. Otherwise no substantial changes in the format of the exam are planned.