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Math Students Take Putnam Examination

Posted on Monday, December 10, 2007

Five Westminster College mathematics students participated in the 68th annual Putnam Examination held Dec. 1 on campus.

Sponsored locally by Westminster's Mathematics and Computer Science Department, the exam was proctored by Dr. Natacha Fontes-Merz, Westminster assistant professor of mathematics.

The Putnam Exam is a challenging individual mathematical test taken by thousands of undergraduate students in the U.S. and Canada each year. The five highest-ranking individuals are designated Putnam Fellows by the Mathematical Association of America.

Westminster students who participated this year are:

Bryan Bischof, a senior mathematics major, is a son of Steve Salvatora of Gibsonia and Diana Salvatora of New Kensington. He is a graduate of Valley High School.

James Bryan, a junior mathematics major, is a son of Leigh Bryan-Taylor and James Bryan, both of Greensburg. He is a graduate of Greater Latrobe High School.

Andrew Polack, a senior computer science and mathematics major, is a son of Samuel and Barbara Polack of Abingdon, Md., and a graduate of Edgewood High School.

Stephen Rossi, a sophomore computer information systems major, is a son of Eugene and Eileen Rossi of Oakmont, and a graduate of Central Catholic High School.

April Scudere, a sophomore mathematics major, is a daughter of Anthony and Barbara Scudere of Fowler, Ohio, and a graduate of Brookfield High School.

Contact Fontes-Merz at (724) 946-7290 or e-mail for additional information.

Bryan Bischof
James Bryan
Andrew Polack
Stephen Rossi & April Scudere
Dr. Natacha Fontes-Merz