York math students rock at North American math competition
Undergraduate students in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics performed brilliantly at the 2016 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition. The students brought home York University’s best results since 1998. The competition was held in December 2016, but the results were only released in April of this year.
York undergrad student Yixin Chen placed 147 out of the more than 4,100 competitors, making him the first York student since 1998 to place in the top 200. Chen is a second-year math student and participated in the Putnam competition for his first time. Students from only four other Canadian universities managed to place in the top 200.
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