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
Copies of some recent competitions may be downloaded

Past winners of the Alfred R. Schmidt Freshman Mathematics Competition are