Results 2005
Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest

64 schools took part in the 27th contest and there were 370 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 State Major
60 Zhang, Lingren Duke NC ?08
50 Kim, John Y Univ of MD MD High School
50 Ferguson, Jason M Duke NC ?09
46 Pardon, John V Duke NC High School
42 Preskill, Ben D Harvey Mudd College CA Math 09
40 Sher, David A Johns Hopkins MD Math 07
40 Ponnusamy, Karthik E Johns Hopkins MD BME 06
40 Khandhawit, Tirasan Duke NC Math 08
40 Bhawalkar, Kshipra Uday Duke NC Math/CS 08
40 Bliznashki, Nikifor C Duke NC Math 07
40 Biggs, Richard V Carnegie Mellon PA Math 05
40 Davis, Clayton G UVA VA ?09
40 Kositwattanarerk, Wittawat UVA VA Math 06
40 Rice, Brian T Harvey Mudd College CA Math 08
39 Thompson, Brian E Carnegie Mellon PA CS/Math 06
39 Bach, Daniel C Vanderbilt TN Math/CS 07
38 Elder, Matthew T USC SC Math/CS 06
38 Offutt, Carolyn J William and Mary VA Math/Acct 07
38 Leung, Tedrick W Harvey Mudd College CA High School
35 Minton, Gregory T Harvey Mudd College CA Math 08
34 Childers, Michael A Univ MD Baltimore Cty MD Math 06
34 Pahwa, Ramanpreet S Carnegie Mellon PA ECE 08
32 Ravipati, Sumanth S George Mason VA Chem 06

The score distribution was
Score Range Number of Contestants
50 and above 3
40 to 49 11
30 to 39 31
20 to 29 61
10 to 19 147
1 to 9 49
0 68

For more details, see all the scores ranked

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

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.