Results 2001
Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest

35 schools took part in the 23rd contest and there were 269 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 Institution Major, Graduation
61 Groft, Chad L Univ of MD Math/Phys 2002
54 Arthur, David G Duke ? 2004
49 Lacker, Kevin D Duke CS 2002
48 Nir, Oaz Duke ? 2005
48 Kaseorg, Anders H UNC Charlotte High School
44 Chapman, Daniel M Univ MD Baltimore Math/Phys 2002
44 Wong, Charles P Duke ? 2005
44 Yan, Xiang UVA CS 2005
43 Mermin, David L Duke Math 2004
43 Ku, Brandon C UVA PreMed 2005
41 Cherveny, Luke E NC State Math/Phys/Hist 2003
40 Chu, Albert P Duke BioE 2005
38 Siegel, Adam F Duke Math/Econ 2004
38 Johnson, David R NC State Math/Phys 2003
38 Hou, Peter S. Virginia Tech Math/CS 2004
38 Bolton, William L Carnegie Mellon Math 2002
36 McMath, Steven US Naval ? 2005
35 Bowman, John D Wake Forest Math 2002

The score distribution was
Score Range Number of Contestants
40 and above 12
30 to 39 25
20 to 29 42
15 to 19 54
10 to 14 15
5 to 9 69
1 to 4 4
0 48

For more detail, see all the scores ranked

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

Local supervisors will be sent the scores of their contestants soon.

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.

The exam will take place at about the same time again next year. We will try to avoid important dates like GRE's. 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.