Results 2006
Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest

66 schools took part in the 28th contest and there were 347 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 Pardon, John V Duke NC High School
51 Tripathy, Arnav UNC at Chapel Hill NC High School
50 Tran, Hung Thanh Berea College KY Math/Econ 09
50 Pollack, Aaron J Duke NC Math 09
50 Zhang, Lingren Duke NC Math/Econ 08
50 Sun, Cheng Univ of Rochester NY Math 10
46 Qi, James Carnegie Mellon PA CS 09
44 Pollio, Timothy P Princeton NJ Math 08
42 Hahn, Jeremy M UNC at Chapel Hill NC High School
40 Leung, Tedrick W Harvey Mudd College CA High School
40 Campbell, Keith A Illinois Inst of Technology IL EE 08
40 Pinyan, Jonathan WUSL MO Math 07
40 Levin, Brandon W Duke NC Math 07
40 Khandhawit, Tirasan Duke NC Math 08
40 Blach, Noah T UNC at Chapel Hill NC High School
40 Berman, John D Univ NC at Wilmington NC High School
40 Schafer, Daniel L Carnegie Mellon PA CS 10
40 Techapongtada, Panat Carnegie Mellon PA Math 09
39 Trongsiriwat, Wuttisank UVA VA ? 10
38 Rankin, Timothy D Davidson College NC Math 07
38 King, Matthew S Clemson SC Math 09
37 Zhang, Ian Y Johns Hopkins MD Chem/Bio Eng ?
37 Offutt, Carolyn J William and Mary VA Math/Acct 07
34 Brown, Morgan V Duke NC Math/Phys 07
33 Wang, Kaikai Wabash College IN Math/Econ 10
33 Watson, Samuel S Univ of Mississippi MS Math/Classics/Phys ?
33 Brown, Jason R Duke NC Chem 08
32 Bliznashki, Nikifor Duke NC Math 07
31 Hallen, Mark A Duke NC ? 10

The score distribution was
Score Range Number of Contestants
50 and above 6
40 to 49 12
30 to 39 35
20 to 29 51
10 to 19 99
1 to 9 47
0 97

For more details, see all the scores ranked

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

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 ACM and SUMS. 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.