You can participate in a variety of competitions in mathematics, applied mathematics, or computer science. Except for the local problem contests, these are annual contests of regional, national, or international scope. Davidson regularly participates in all of these and students have been successful in all.


Local Problem Contests

A Davidson Math Challenge is periodically posted for the college community. A modest prize is offered to the solver. Make sure you are on the department newsletter email list to receive the current challenge. Depending on student interest and leadership, problems are posted from national organizations such as the MAA. For more information on the contest or to join the email list contact Prof. Carl Yerger at


Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest

Regional problem solving contest administered locally on a mid-fall Saturday. See Prof. Yerger to participate.

Putnam Mathematical Competition 

National problem solving contest administered locally on the first Saturday in December. See Prof. Yerger to participate.

Mid-Atlantic Programming Contest 

A part of the  ACM international contest, this regional competition consists of teams of three students programming in C, C++ or Java to solve several posed problems in a five hour period on a Saturday in November. See Prof. Weidenbeck for information.

Mathematical Contest in Modeling 

International competition in applied mathematics for teams of students over a weekend in February. Administered locally by the MAT 210 Mathematical Modeling instructor.

Math Jeopardy 

Live competition between teams of four students from each of 32 colleges at the annual MAA Southeastern Section meeting around March. See the department chair.