Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest
41 schools took part in the 24th contest and there were 248 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!)
|70||Daniel M. Kane||NC||Duke||High School|
|61||Po-Ru Loh||NC||Duke||High School|
|61||David G. Arthur||NC||Duke||Math/CS 2004|
|50||Devlyn M. Brown||FL||Univ of Central Fl||Math 2004|
|50||Chris A. Lipa||NC||NC State||Math/CS 2003|
|39||Abhijit C. Mehta||NC||Duke||Phys/Math 2006|
|39||Wittawat Kositwattanarerk||VA||UVA||Math 2006|
|38||Mayank H. Varia||NC||Duke||ECE 2005|
|38||Anders H. Kaseorg||NC||Univ NC at Charlotte||High School|
|38||Jason Cory Brunson||VA||Virginia Tech||Math 2004|
|37||Thomas M. DuBois||PA||Carnegie Mellon||CS/2003|
|36||Bogdan N. Ianev||IN||Wabash College||Math 2003|
|35||Adam F. Siegel||NC||Duke||Econ/Math 2004|
|34||Adam D. Chandler||NC||Duke||Math/EnvS 2006|
|33||Paul M. Wrayno||NC||Duke||?2006|
|31||Charles P. Wang||NC||Duke||EE 2005|
The score distribution was
|Score Range||Number of Contestants|
|50 and above||6|
|30 to 49||18|
|20 to 29||36|
|15 to 19||16|
|10 to 14||46|
|5 to 9||38|
|1 to 4||17|
For more detail, see all the scores ranked
The order of difficulty of the problems indicated by the scores, starting with the hardest, was 6,7,1,3,5,2,4.
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 and ACM. 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.