The Mathematics Department congratulates the Rutgers University-New Brunswick undergraduate participants in the William Lowell Putnam Examination for their excellent performance. The William Lowell Putnam Examination is the premier annual undergraduate mathematics competition in the United States and Canada. In the December 2017 competition, the Rutgers team of Ernest Chiu, Michael Wang and Terence Coelho finished 12th out of 575 teams. There were several outstanding individual performances including Ernest Chiu (28th overall out of over 4500 participants), Michael Wang (171st overall), Terence Coelho (207th overall), Steve Hsu (397th overall) and Anton Maliev (439th overall). Professors Swastik Kopparty and Shubhangi Saraf were faculty advisors for the Putnam competitors.