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 firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.