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Thayer Prize
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Dartmouth College’s Mathematics Prize Exam for First-Year Students

The Mathematics Department Prize fund for this exam is up to \$1000, to be distributed among the exam winners. The exam consists of Mathematics Olympiad style problems. Originality and creativity are heavily weighed.

The Thayer Mathematical Prizes are financed by the income from a fund, originally in the form of a $1000 bond, the gift of General Sylvanus Thayer of the class of 1807, of Braintree, Massachusetts. The gift was received on July 4, 1869. According to the deed of gift, in terms slightly modified by General Thayer on October 11, 1871, the principal was “to constitute a perpetual prize fund for superior proficiency in the higher branches of Mathematics.”

2020 Thayer Prize Exam — Saturday, May 30

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Recent Thayer Prize winners

2020

First Place
Finn Hulse ’23, Sicong (George) Shan ’23
Second Place
Brandon Chen ’23

2019

First Place
Raymond Chen ’22
Second Place
Eric H. Och ’22

2018

First Place
Jacob Swenberg ’21
Second Place
Nathaniel D. Stockmal ’21
Third Place
(Francesco) Vann Guarnieri ’21

2017

First Place
Jeffrey Qiao ’20
Second Place
Tristan J. McMullen ’20
Third Place
Runze Liu ’20

2016

First Place
Robin Zeng ’19
Second Place
Vlad Makarkin ’19
Third Place
Weiliang (Michael) Li ’19
Honorable Mention
Dylan Hong ’19, Jade Yen ’19, Tucker Evans ’19

2015

First Place
Anirudh Udutha ’18 Geisel’22
Second Place
Jared Duker Lichtman ’18 GR ’18

2014

First Place
Dong Wan (Daniel) Kang ’17, James Drain ’17
Honorable Mention
Daniel Huang ’17, Yuxuan (Harry) Qi ’17

2013

First Place
Ke Li ’16
Honorable Mention
Eric Tao ’16, Ethan Klein ’16, Jon Vandermause ’16

2012

First Place
Jesse Selover ’15
Second Place
Ha Nguyen ’15
Third Place
Ajay Kannan ’15

2011

First Place
Hanh Nguyen ’14
Honorable Mention
Sean Griffin ’14