# The 27th annual
Alfred R. Schmidt
Freshman Mathematics Competition

## Sponsored by the Department of Mathematics and \(\Pi ME\)

The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Department of Mathematics and the &Pi&Mu&Epsilon National Mathematics Honorary Society are pleased to announce that the twenty-fourth annual *Alfred R. Schmidt Freshman Mathematics Competition* will be held on Thursday, September 17, 2015 from 7:00PM to 9:00PM in Crapo Hall room
**G-219**. The Competition will consist of six problems, none of which require any knowledge of calculus. Only current Rose-Hulman freshmen are eligible to enter.

Papers will be judged by Mathematics Department faculty members, whose decisions will be final.
The awards and certificates will be presented
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 afternoon in Crapo Hall.

On the basis of their performance, entrants in the competition may be invited to join the group preparing for the Putnam Examination, a national mathematics competition for undergraduates usually held on the first Saturday in December. Beyond this, certificates of participation will be given to all entrants, and special recognition, some of it substantial, will be given to those submitting papers of exceptional quality.

Last year's problems and winners
are posted on the second floor of Crapo Hall.

Rose-Hulman freshmen may register by sending Dr. Rickert an e-mail containing their

*Name*,
Rose-Hulman *Mail box number*,
*e-mail address*,
*Current Mathematics Courses*, and
*High School Mathematics Contest Accomplishments*

**e-mail:** rickert@rose-hulman.edu

Copies of some recent competitions may be downloaded

Past winners of the
Alfred R. Schmidt
Freshman Mathematics Competition
are
- 1989 David Stolin
- 1990 Mark Roseberry
- 1991 no winner
- 1992 Nick Tallyn
- 1993 James Moore
- 1994 Jamie Kawabata
- 1995 Benjamin Ford
- 1996 Randall Motchan
- 1997 Dennis Lin
- 1998 Matt Katinas
- 1999 Michael Ewing
- 2000 Jess Gunn
- 2001 Dean Fehlau
- 2002 David Chambers
- 2003 Hari Ravindran
- 2004 Potr Pielcer, Adam Outcalt
- 2005 Robert Lemke-Oliver
- 2006 Casimir Ksiazek
- 2007 Kyle Wilson
- 2008 Jeremy Nickol
- 2009 Katie Greenwald
- 2010 Patrick Mangani
- 2011 Dmitry Votintsev
- 2012 De Song
- 2013 Christian Schulz
- 2014 Xingfang Yuan
- 2015 Zihuang Xu