There are two major competitions in which our students participate. The first is the annual William Lowell Putnam Competition. This is open to any student without a college degree. A student may only take the Putnam exam four times. Students should alert the Undergraduate Coordinator no later than October 1 if they are interested in taking the Putnam examination.
The second competition is the Louisiana-Mississippi Section of the Mathematical Association of America's (MAA) undergraduate competition. This typically involves a road trip to the MAA regional conference in the Spring. Mississippi State has won this competition six times since 1990. Membership on the team is by invitation only.