Five College Contest

The contest involves five colleges from Ohio: Denison, Ohio Wesleyan, Kenyon, Wittenburg, and Antioch. Each college is represented by several three-person teams which travel to the host institution on a winter Saturday. Each team works together to solve a set of problems prepared by an outside examiner, who determines the winner of the contest.

Past Results:

2008 - OWU teams placed 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 13th out of 17 teams
2007 - OWU teams placed 4th, 8th, 9th, and 10th out of 13 teams
2006 - OWU teams placed 3rd, 8th, 9th, and 10th out of 14 teams.
2005 - An OWU team won for the second straight year!. We also came in 3rd, 6th and 11th out of 15 teams
2004 - An OWU team won! We also came in 4th, 5th, and 7th, out of 17 teams.
2003 - OWU teams came in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 13th out of 15 teams.
2002 - OWU teams came in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 7th, and 11th out of 15 teams.
2001 - OWU teams came in 3rd, 5th, and 6th out of 13 teams.
2000 - An OWU team came in 2nd.
1999 - An OWU team won.
1998 - An OWU team won.

Putnam Mathematical Competition

This is an individual competition which takes place each December, although we also name a three person team. Usually we have one of the better team rankings within Ohio. In the past 15 years students from OWU have been listed among the top 250 entrants three times.

MAA Student Competition

This is a team competition for schools in the Ohio section of the MAA. The contest started in 2004.

Past results:

2006- OWU teams placed first and fifth out of 29 teams.
2004- An OWU team placed second out of 17 teams.

ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest

This contest is hosted by the national ACM (Association for Computing Machinery). The entire contest is broken up into regions. Colleges and universities compete in each region to go on to the world finals. Eventually it comes down to a couple colleges from around the world that try to win. Ohio Wesleyan participates in the ACM East Central Programming Contest. This particular regional contest involves colleges and universities from western Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Eastern Ontario, and Indiana (excluding Greater Chicago). Winners from the East Central North America Contest go on to compete in the World Finals. In recent years, the contest has been hosted by the University of Cincinatti

Past Results:

2008 - OWU teams came in 66th and 81st out of 123 teams.
2007 - OWU teams came in 27th and 90th out of 114 teams
2006 - OWU teams came in 32nd and 92nd out of 107 teams
2005 - OWU teams came in 32nd and 58th out of 113 teams.
2004 - OWU teams came in 32nd and 76th out of 133 teams
2003 - OWU teams came in 21st and 66th out of 119 teams
2002 - OWU teams came in 61st and 89th out of 132 teams.
2001 - OWU teams came in 48th and 62nd out of 120 teams.
2001 - OWU teams came in 21st and 53rd out of 101 teams.

Denison Invitational Programming Contest

This programming contest is hosted by Denison and has been happening for quite some time. The contest involves many colleges in Ohio. Several teams are allowed to represent each college and each team consists of three students. The goal of the contest is to answer the most programming problems, but if a team answers the same amount of problems, then it is the team that solved them the quickest that wins. More information about past contests can be found on the Denison web page here.

Past Results:

2009 - OWU teams finished 13th and 14th out of 16 teams
2008 - The OWU team finished 5th out of 21 teams
2007 - The OWU team finished first out of 13 teams.
2006 - OWU teams came in 4th and 8th out of 13 teams.
2005 - OWU teams came in 2nd and 5th out of 18 teams.
2004 - OWU teams came in 2nd, 6th, and 13th out of 18 teams.
2003 - OWU teams came in 6th and 7th out of 12 teams.
2002 - OWU teams came in 3th, 10th, and 11th out of 19 teams.
2001 - OWU teams came in 4th, 11th, and 14th out of 15 teams.
2000 - OWU teams came in 2nd, 8th, and 10th out of 11 teams.

OWU Local Programming Contest

Starting in 2007, Ohio Wesleyan has hosted a local programming contest for schools in the area. Information about past contests can be found here
2009- OWU teams finished second and 8th out of 8 teams.
2008- The OWU team finished first out of 8 teams.
2007- The OWU team finished 3rd out of 6 teams